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January 19, 2023 — Perched lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u crater, Kīlauea

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View of the active lava lake in the eastern side of Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea. A perched levee consisting of stacked crustal plates a few meters (yards) tall surrounds the lake. A fountain (orange) is present on the southwest side of the lake. At the time the photo was taken, a flow had breached the levee on the south (right) side. USGS photo by J.M. Chang.


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