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September 14, 2023 — View from behind an erupting fissure at the summit of Kīlauea

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View from the ground of one of the vents erupting in Kīlauea caldera on September 14, 2023. The lava fountain heights at the vents reached up to about 10-15 meters (32-50 feet) and the horseshoe-shaped spatter ramparts that have accumulated on the south/downwind side of the vents are 20 meters (66 feet) high. USGS photo by D. Downs.


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