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March 10, 2023 — Overview of important features on Halema‘uma‘u crater floor

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Aerial photo looking east shows the Halema‘uma‘u western vent complex rising in the foreground. Notice how lava from the eastern end of the lake has flown around the western side and along the western went rampart. Further east is the basin that contained the active western pond and the small southern pool basin. The island that was created within the first hours of the December 2020 eruption can be seen barely sticking out behind the pond basin. It can be picked out by the brown color and lower reflection surface. In the background, the vent area for the more recently active eastern pond can be seen. USGS photo by J. Schmith


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