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Kīlauea summit eruption fissures within Halema'uma'u crater lava lake

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The ongoing Kīlauea summit eruption within Halema'uma'u crater continues to feed low lava fountains in the center of the lava lake (pictured) and along the western wall of Halema'uma'u. This telephoto image is looking east at the center of the rising lava lake. The solid dark area below the fountains is the "lava island" that formed in December 2020 in the opeining hours of the last summit eruption. USGS photo taken by M. Patrick on September 29, 2021.


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