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Kīlauea Summit Overflight - May 10, 2022

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A view of the lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea, taken during a helicopter overflight the morning of May 10, 2022. The image is taken from the east side of the crater looking to the west. The west vent cone complex can be seen in the far western side of the lake. Abundant fumes can be seen rising above the active lava lake to the southeast (left) of the western vent. Fumes can also be seen emanating from two small spatter cones in the foreground. USGS photo by J.M. Chang.


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