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Most Recent Images From USGS Of The Ongoing Kīlauea Eruption

10:33 PM · Apr 20, 2022

We are over 6 months into the summit eruption of Kīlauea, which has been rising inside of Halema'uma'u up towards the greater caldera floor. Current activity is providing some of the most accessible lava viewing conditions. Images and captions from USGS: [1] A close-up view of lava spattering along the eastern side of the active lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u crater at the summit of Kīlauea on April 15, 2022. USGS photo taken by J.M. Chang from the western rim of Halema‘uma‘u. [2] A view of the west vent cone complex within Halema‘uma‘u crater at the summit of Kīlauea, with two areas of orange glow visible. The photo was taken at 12:16 pm HST on April 15, 2022, from the western rim of Halema‘uma‘u. USGS photo by J.M. Chang. [3] Eruptive activity continues within Halema‘uma‘u crater at the summit of Kīlauea on April 15, 2022. Since the beginning of this eruption on September 29, 2021, the crater floor has seen a total rise of about 99 meters (325 feet). The volume of lava effused since the beginning of this eruption was approximately 66 million cubic meters (18 billion gallons) as measured on April 6, 2022. USGS photo taken by J.M. Chang from the western rim of Halema‘uma‘u.

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