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June 8, 2022 — Kīlauea summit eruption continues

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This telephoto image, taken from the south rim of Halema‘uma‘u, shows the island of tephra that formed during the earliest stages of Kīlauea's summit eruption that began the evening of December 20, 2020. Lava erupted during the ongoing eruption continues to lap onto this feature, slowly burying it. In the lower left quadrant of this image, a small kīpuka of the island is visible; this Kīpuka has formed as younger lava flows continue to fill in and surround the island. USGS photo by J. Schmith.


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