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June 17, 2022 — Overview of Halema‘uma‘u lava lake

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An image of Halema‘uma‘u taken during a Kīlauea summit helicopter overflight on the morning of June 17, 2022. There are several areas of degassing (the small white plumes) located across the lake surface, some of which are associated with hornitos. Hornitos are small, rootless cones that are fed by the tube network within the lava lake. The active portion of the lava lake is located on the western side of the lake (right side of the photograph). The Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park eruption public viewing area at Keanakāko‘i can be seen in the upper left of the photograph. USGS photograph by L. Gallant.


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