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Kīlauea Volcano's ongoing summit eruption from the west vent

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The west vent within Halema‘uma‘u crater at Kīlauea's summit exhibited low fountaining from the west vent yesterday. The spatter continues to build a cone around the vent, which has partially collapsed several times in the past few days. On the left side of the lava channel a small river of remobilized agglutinated spatter flows down the side of the spatter cone. USGS photo taken by K. Lynn on January 14, 2021.


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