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September 14, 2023 — A small chain of erupting cones at the summit of Kīlauea

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A view of the active fissure in Kīlauea summit caldera, with a chain of cinder cones as seen during an overflight on the afternoon of September 14, 2023. The vents within the cones are feeding lava flows that have covered nearly 500 acres (200 hectares) with new lava since the eruption began on September 10. Since then, the area of active lava has decreased to 108 acres (44 hectares) on September 14. USGS photo by L. Gallant.


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