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June 17, 2022 — Hornitos on the surface of Halema‘uma‘u

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Two hornitos degassing on the surface of Halema‘uma‘u, taken during a Kīlauea summit helicopter overflight on the morning of June 17, 2022. Hornitos are small, rootless cones that are fed by the tube network within the lava lake. These features are several tens of feet tall (less than 30 meters). Hornitos are more prevalent on the eastern side of Halema‘uma‘u, where the tube network beneath the crust controls the movement of lava within the crusted over lake in this sector of the summit area. USGS photo by L. Gallant.


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