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Color photograph of volcanic vent
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October 7, 2021 — Kīlauea eruption
Color photograph of island in lava lake
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October 7, 2021 — Kīlauea eruption
Color photograph of lava lake surface
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October 7, 2021 — Kīlauea eruption
Color photograph of volcanic vent
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October 7, 2021 — Kīlauea eruption
Color photograph of lava
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Crustal foundering in Halema‘uma‘u
Color graphic showing lava lake depth in crater relative to Empire State Building
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Halema‘uma‘u lava lake depth compared to Empire State Building
Color photograph of lava fountain
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West vent fountain on October 6, 2021
Color photograph of vent and lava lake
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Close-up view of west vent, Halema‘uma‘u, Kīlauea - October 5, 2021
Color photograph of scientist monitoring eruption
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HVO geologist observing lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u - October 5, 2021
Color photograph of active lava lake
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halema‘uma‘u crater - October 5, 2021
Color map showing lava lake eruption features
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October 5, 2021—Kīlauea summit eruption reference map
Color photograph of volcanic vent
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Western fissure, Halema‘uma‘u, Kīlauea - October 5, 2021
arrows pointing to northern spotted owl territory and the movement of barred owl west and its present day territory
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Barred owl movement west
map with hexagon grid overlay depicting study areas and points depicting barred owl sightings in 2015
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Barred owl sightings at Oregon Coast Range monitoring sites, 2015
map with hexagon grid overlay depicting study areas and points depicting barred owl sightings in 2020
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Barred owl sightings at Oregon Coast Range monitoring sites, 2020
A wide view of the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea, taken from the western crater rim
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 4, 2021
A telephoto image of fountaining from the western vent in Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 4, 2021
A close-up view of the western fissure and lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 4, 2021
A geologist uses a laser rangefinder to measure the elevation of the active lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 4, 2021
A telephoto view of fountaining at the western vent in Halema‘uma‘u crater
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 4, 2021
An overflow of lava from the active lava lake poured into and along the levee
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 4, 2021