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March 17, 2022 — Kīlauea Iki and Pu‘upua‘i.

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A photograph taken during a helicopter overflight on the morning of March 17, 2022, shows an overview of Kīlauea Iki and Pu‘u Pua‘i. Pu‘u Pua‘i is a large cinder cone that formed as a result of the towering 1,900 foot (580 meters) lava fountains during the eruption of Kīlauea Iki. The Kīlauea Iki eruption began on November 19, 1959, and lasted for 5 weeks, with fountains of lava erupting from the vent in 17 separate episodes. USGS image by L. Gallant.


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