Active surface lava limited to a small pond in Halema‘uma‘u

Thermal images of lava lake

Detailed Description

This comparison of thermal images taken from the south rim of Halema‘uma‘u, at the summit of Kīlauea, show the diminishing area of active lava on the surface over the past month. Today, active lava was limited to a small pond, about 20 meters (yards) long, near the western fissure. USGS images by M. Patrick.


Image Dimensions: 2613 x 1958

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Location Taken: US