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September 27, 2022, KWcam image of Halemaʻumaʻu crater at Kīlauea's summit

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KWcam image taken on September 27, 2022. The floor of Halemaʻumaʻu has grown in area and elevation due to the ongoing eruption in crater. The island that formed on December 20, 2020, is surrounded by younger lava flows so what is seen on the surface of Halemaʻumaʻu crater floor today represents the oldest and youngest deposits from these recent eruptions! USGS photo.


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