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A brief gap in the fume provides a clear view of the fountaining at the western vent in Halema‘uma‘u crater,
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 4, 2021
Color photograph of active lava lake
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 4, 2021
zoomed-in view of the erupting western fissure in Halema‘uma‘u shows lava fountaining activity
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 4, 2021
zoomed-in view of the eastern edge of the main island in the Halema‘uma‘u lava lake
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 4, 2021
Color photograph of lava lake surface
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 4, 2021
Wide view of the ongoing eruption within Halema'uma'u crater
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 2, 2021
A telephoto image of the northwestern margin of the lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u crater
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 2, 2021
A close-up view of the southeast margin of the lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u crater
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 2, 2021
A wide view of the active lava lake at Kīlauea summit from the south rim of Halemaʻumaʻu
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 3, 2021
A telephoto image of the west vent within Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 3, 2021
A telephoto image of the southern lava fountain from the south rim of Halema‘uma‘u at Kīlauea summit
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 3, 2021
A telephoto view of the lava fountain in the western wall of Halema‘uma‘u crater during Kīlauea's ongoing summit eruption
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 3, 2021
A perched edge of the active lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u during the ongoing eruption
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 3, 2021
Color photograph of active lava lake
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 2, 2021
Color photograph of active lava lake
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 2, 2021
Color photograph of scientist monitoring active lava lake
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 2, 2021
Color photograph of active lava lake
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 2, 2021
A telephoto image of the west vent in Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 2, 2021
A telephoto image of the west vent in Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 2, 2021
A telephoto image of the south-central lava fountain in the Halema‘uma‘u lava lake at the summit of Kīlauea
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 2, 2021
A telephoto image of the south-central lava fountain in the Halema‘uma‘u lava lake at the summit of Kīlauea
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 2, 2021