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March 10, 2023 — View of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor at the summit of Kīlauea

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Aerial image taken at approximately 9 a.m. HST on March 10 during an overflight of Halema‘uma‘u crater at Kīlauea summit. The wind blew steam east, which allowed Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists to take a closer look at the features of the western end of the crater floor. This low-angle view was taken from the western end of the crater and looks east. The western vent is rising above the crater floor and the basin where the western active lava lake used to be is visible in the center. USGS photo by J. Schmith.


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