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View of the active lava lake within Halemaʻumaʻu

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The western part of Kīlauea's current summit eruption, showing the active part of the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater. This lava lake is being fed from a small pond to the north of the impressive west vent. This photo was taken around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, from the west rim of Halemaʻumaʻu. USGS photo by D. Downs.


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