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March 10, 2023 — December 2020 island tephra at Kīlauea summit

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Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists visiting Halema‘uma‘u crater floor on March 10, 2023. While there, they visited the island of tephra material that formed in December 2020. The island is a composite of red-yellow oxidized pieces that range from sand size to up to a few feet (about a meter) in diameter. USGS photo by D. Downs. 


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