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January 17, 2023 — Kīlauea summit eruption overflight

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Lava lake activity continues in Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea volcano. This photo from the January 17 overflight looks west and shows that the eastern lake, in the foreground, remains stable. This eastern lake is supplied by a single fountain marked by the bright spot of incandescence. The smaller western lake is also active, and can be seen through the thick fume that rises from the crater. USGS photo by C. Parcheta.


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