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Halema'uma'u crater, Hawaii

Halema'uma'u crater, Hawaii

Kilauea Iki Crater...I never thought I'd be able to say I hiked into a volcanic crater!

I never thought I'd be able to say I hiked into a volcanic crater!

Looking across the Kilauea Iki crater to the Puu Puai cinder cone. Note the bathtub rings marking high levels of the lava lake before it drained for the last time.

Benchmarking Time: Kilauea Caldera and Kilauea Iki, Hawaii - Magma Cum Laude

LAVA FLOWING INTO OCEAN ON HAWAIʻI ISLAND 2013 - Incredible video by Leigh KumukahiHawk. On the south slopes of Hawaiʻi Island molten lava continues to erupt from Puʻu oʻo crater, an offshoot of the magma feeding Kīlauea Volcano, and flow through self-created lava tubes that head downslope for seven miles before entering the ocean three miles west-southwest from Kalapana; the nearest roads.

On the south slopes of Hawaii Island molten lava continues to erupt from Pu`u o`o crater, an offshoot of the magma feeding Kilauea Volcano, and flow through .

Devil's Throat Crater at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii Island)

Devil's Throat Crater at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii Island)

A closer view of the Pu'u Pua'i cinder cone, where you can clearly see post-eruptive slumping; eventually much of the cone may collapse into the crater. The trail that crosses the crater floor passes just in front of the vent.

Benchmarking Time: Kilauea Caldera and Kilauea Iki, Hawaii - Magma Cum Laude

Halemaumau Crater - home of Pele; Big Island of Hawai'i

Halemaumau Crater - home of Pele; Big Island of Hawai'i

Gas plume from the Halema'uma'u Crater Vent on Kilauea, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Big Island Hawaii: Gas plume from the Halema'uma'u Crater Vent on Kilauea, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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