April 16, 2021: Overview of Halema‘uma‘u lava lake western portion

Color photograph of lava lake

Detailed Description

During a Kīlauea summit helicopter overflight on Friday, April 16, an HVO scientist captured this photo of the erupting western fissure and surrounding lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u. The active western potion of the lava lake, as seen here, measured approximately 300 m (984 ft) from end-to-end at the time. USGS image.


Image Dimensions: 5184 x 3456

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US