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West vent fountaining, Halema‘uma‘u crater—October 27, 2021

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View of the west vent within Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea. Ponded lava within the west vent cone continues to flow down a spillway approximately 6 m (20 ft) into the growing lava lake. This image shows a tube that has developed above the spillway. Photo taken on October 27, 2021, at 11:25 a.m. HST from the south rim of Halema‘uma‘u. USGS photo by J.M. Chang.


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