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March 10, 2023 — View of the crater floor from the island in Halemaʻumaʻu, Kīlauea summit

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View of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor looking south and showing the island that formed during the December 2020 eruption (foreground) and crater floor (background). The December 2020 island has a thin surface of glassy spatter and tephra from the more recent Halema‘uma‘u eruptions that started in September 2021 and January 2023. Halema‘uma‘u activity is currently in a pause with no active lava present at the surface. USGS photo by D. Downs. 


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