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March 15, 2022 — Kīlauea bridge of lava

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A small bridge of lava 3 meters (10 feet) in height is left behind during a lull in activity within Halema‘uma‘u crater at Kīlauea's summit. The repeated ebb and flow of lava into the active lake surface has caused the pond behind this feature to start pinching off from the main part of the active lake that fills with lava when activity is more vigorous. This telephoto picture was taken from the western rim of Halema‘uma‘u. USGS photo by L. Gallant.


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