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Kīlauea summit aerial imagery - January 7, 2021

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This photo, taken during an overflight of Kīlauea's summit this morning (January 7, 2021), shows the southeast margin of Halemaʻumaʻu's growing lava lake. The photo shows the boundary between the active portion of the lava lake (left) and the subtle levee around the lake perimeter that allows the lake to be slightly perched. The photo shows that a margin around the lake (right side of photo) is lower than the active portion.  USGS photo by K. Mulliken. 


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