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June 12, 2023 — Eruptive vent in Halema‘uma‘u

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Eruptive activity at the summit of Kīlauea has localized to the southwest corner of Halema‘uma‘u crater in recent days. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists had this view of the primary eruptive vent on Monday, June 12, from the western crater rim, looking to the southeast. The vent has built a spatter cone that measures 40 meters (130 feet) tall and is perched on a talus slope that mantles the crater wall from the 2018 summit collapse. USGS photo by M. Zoeller.


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