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Halemaʻumaʻu crater is a pit crater located within the much larger summit caldera of K®©lauea in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The roughly circular crater floor is 770 metres (2,530 ft) x 900 metres (2,950 ft) and is 83 metres (270 ft) below the floor of K®©lauea caldera, located at coordinates 19°„24°š36°ŚN 155°„17°š11°ŚWCoordinates: 19°„24°š36°ŚN 155°„17°š11°ŚW. Halemaʻumaʻu in the Hawaiian mythology is home to Pele, Hawaiian Goddess of Fire and Volcanoes, according to the traditions of Hawaiian mythology. According to the Hawaii Volcano Observatory the crater is currently active, with lava in an open vent fluctuating from 70 to 150 meters below the crater floor.
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