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September 14, 2023 — View of Kīlauea summit eruption

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View from above of the fissures erupting and feeding the lava flows within Halema‘uma‘u and Kīlauea caldera. The shiny black patches are new lava flows, erupting since September 10, 2023, whereas the black dull patches tend to be spatter (molten bombs thrown out) from the vents. The vents farthest to the east have already stopped erupting molten bombs and lava. Those in the middle of the fissure system are still active with spatter being thrown as high as 65 ft (20 m) but usually less than this. USGS photo by D. Downs.


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