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June 12, 2023 — Halema‘uma‘u lava lake at noon

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Lava continues to flow in the summit crater Halema‘uma‘u at Kīlauea volcano, but surface activity is focused on the western end of the lava lake. This telephoto view shows the northeastern part of the surface activity. A glowing vent with spattering deep inside the vent can be seen on the left. Fumes are coming off around the base. Lava bubbles in low spatter burst in the low horseshoe shaped vent shrouded in fumes to the right and flows out in a clockwise motion around the vent area. USGS photo by J. Schmith.


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