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March 21, 2024 — Quiet at Kīlauea summit

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This photo shows the eastern portion of Halema‘uma‘u, at the summit of Kīlauea. The circular area of yellow coloration, near the top of the photo, is spot where the first lava fountain emerged in the September 2023 eruption. In the lower portion of the photo, the remains of Crater Rim Drive and the Halema‘uma‘u parking lot are visible. These paved areas were destroyed during the 2018 subsidence and collapse of the caldera floor. USGS photo by M. Patrick.


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