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Kīlauea active lava lake - March 11, 2022

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Telephoto view looking east of the active lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u crater at the summit of Kīlauea on March 11, 2022. The craggy remains of the west vent cone, which has broken down over the past few weeks, are visible through the volcanic gas plume in the lower right. Lava supplies the lake through a small embayment and spillway (bottom center) just north of the west vent cone area. From the main active lava lake, some lava spills over a narrow divide into a second smaller lake to the southeast (upper right). USGS image by N. Deligne.


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