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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 1, 2021

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Aerial view of the active lava lake and vents within Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea. This view is looking to the northwest. Since the start of the eruption on September 29, 2021, much of the topography of the previous lava lake (active between December 2020 and May 2021) has been covered with newer lava; however, features of the previous lava lake remain, such as the light-brown-colored island located within the middle of the lava lake. USGS photo by D. Downs.


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