Wahinekapu (Steaming Bluff) and the Steam Vents area

Color photograph of steam vents

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The weather was overcast during an overflight of KÄ«lauea's summit on September 23, 2020. This view shows Wahinekapu (Steaming Bluff) and the Steam Vents area within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Extensive cracks in the area allow heated groundwater to escape from underground. Cracks reach up to 63 degrees Celsius (145 degrees Fahrenheit), preventing trees from growing. USGS photo by K. Mulliken.

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Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

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Location Taken: US