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Kīlauea summit eruption fissures on west wall of Halema'uma'u

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A telephoto image of fissures that opened on the western wall of Halema'uma'u crater during the ongoing eruption that began yesterday, September 29, at approximately 3:21 p.m. HST. Lava from multiple fissures continues to slowly raise the level of the new active lava lake at the summit of Kīlauea. USGS image by M. Patrick.


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