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May 23, 2023 — Kīlauea summit overflight

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This aerial view, looking east across Halema‘uma‘u crater floor, shows the complex features formed during recent Kīlauea summit eruptions. The basin of the lava lake from the September 2021-December 2022 eruption is visibly steaming near the base of the photo, the island that formed during the December 2020-May 2021 eruption is brown-colored and visible in the center of the photo, and the basin that formed during the most recent January-March 2023 eruption is the complex basin-feature visible near the top of the image. USGS image by K. Mulliken.


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