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USGS Camera Captures Onset of New Eruption

3:14 AM · Sep 30, 2021

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory KWcam at Kīlauea's summit has captured the onset of a new eruption within Halemaʻumaʻu crater on September 29, 2021. At approximately 3:21 pm, HST, new fissures opened at the base of Halemaʻumaʻu crater. These fissures opened east of the large island near the center of the lava lake that was active within Halemaʻumaʻu crater from December 2020 until May 2021. The new fissures are generating lava flows on the surface of the previous lava lake surface. USGS webcam images. For the before after image viewer, click here: https://www.usgs.gov/media/before-after/new-eruption-k-lauea-volcano-september-29-2021 For all the live webcams of the eruption: https://www.hawaiitracker.com/monitoring/webcams Via USGS

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