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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 2, 2021

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A telephoto image of the south-central lava fountain in the Halema‘uma‘u lava lake at the summit of Kīlauea, taken from the south rim of the crater. This fissure continues to produce sustained lava fountain heights of 5–10 meters (16–33 ft), with occasional higher bursts of spatter. UGSG photo taken by L. DeSmither on October 2, 2021.


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