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March 10, 2023 — Geologists working on the December 2020 eruption island in Halema‘uma‘u

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On March 10, 2023, geologists from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory visited the main island that was created during the first hours of the December 2020 eruption. The geologists are studying the deposits on the surface of the island as well as the constituents of the island itself to learn more about the first part of the 2020 unique eruption, when lava encountered the water lake that was previously in Halema‘uma‘u crater. USGS photo by J. Schmith


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