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Kīlauea — Low Fountaining Continues at Western Fissure (Jan 15, 2021)

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Low fountaining remains active in the western fissure, supplying lava to the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea. Spatter deposits have built up a spatter cone around the vent. Occasional collapses of the unstable cone rim drop large chunks into the vent, disrupting the fountaining and creating a more chaotic spray of lava around the cone. 




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