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HVO scientists continue to monitor ongoing Kīlauea summit eruption

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During the ongoing Kīlauea summit eruption within Halema‘uma‘u crater, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists continue to monitor the event. A geologist on the southwest rim of Halema‘uma‘u crater records eruptive activity. At approximately 7:30 a.m. HST the lava lake was measured at 177 m (581 ft) deep. For comparison, the maximum lava lake depth measured during the 1959 Kīlauea Iki eruption was 126 m (413 ft) deep. Mauna Loa Volcano is visible in the background. USGS photo taken by M. Patrick.

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