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Kīlauea summit eruption within Halemaʻumaʻu crater—October 1, 2021

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A telephoto view of the south-central and western fissure fountains that continue to erupt lava into the growing lava lake at Kīlauea summit. The lava lake and eruptive activity are confined within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. The “lava island” that formed during the opening hours of the 2020–21 eruption is visible on the lava lake surface in the center of this image. USGS photo taken by L. DeSmither on October 1, 2021.


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