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Kīlauea's summit eruption on December 8, 2021

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The eruption in Halema'uma'u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea, continues. This photograph, taken on the evening of December 8 from the Keanakākoʻi overlook within Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, shows the eruption plume backlit by the moon.  The most recent measurement of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission rates on December 9, 2021, was approximately 3,500 tonnes per day. USGS image by C. Gansecki. 


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