U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY / SCIENCE SOURCE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY / SCIENCE SOURCE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
During the helicopter overflight on June 18, crews captured this image of the growing Halema'uma'u crater viewed to the southeast. With Hawaii Volcano Observatory and Jaggar Museum sitting on the caldera rim (right side, middle where the road bends to the left) it is easier to comprehend the scale of subsidence at the summit. The estimated total volume loss is about 260 million cubic meters as of June 15th.
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