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September 16, 2023 — Ponded lava at Kīlauea summit

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During the morning of September 16, the lava pond on the north side of the cone on the downdropped block at Kīlauea summit was stagnating, with occasional foundering of the crust. The eruption was shutting down at this point with very little vent activity, and only a weak gas plume. USGS photo by M. Patrick.


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