April 20, 2021 — Kīlauea lava lake

Color photograph of lava lake

Detailed Description

Lava continues to erupt from the west vent within Halema‘uma‘u crater and feed the active lava lake at Kīlauea summit. Volcanic gas emissions from the west vent (lower left) remain elevated and were last measured on April 14 at about 950 t/d. This photo was taken from the west rim of Halema‘uma‘u, in an area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park that remains closed to the public due to safety reasons. USGS photo taken by L. DeSmither on April 20, 2021.


Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

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Location Taken: US