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Kīlauea summit on June 8, 2021

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Portions of Crater Rim Drive, which was damaged during the 2018 Kīlauea summit collapse, are visible from the south rim of Halema‘uma‘u. The lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u and the east wall of Halema‘uma‘u crater are visible in the background. This area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park remains closed to the public due to hazardous conditions. With permission from the National Park Service, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory staff, equipped with personal protective equipment, monitor Kīlauea from within this closed area. USGS photo taken by K. Mulliken.


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