April 20, 2021 — Kīlauea vent

Color photograph of volcanic vent

Detailed Description

A telephoto view of the west vent and lava lake inlet within Halema‘uma‘u crater at the summit of Kīlauea. Lava erupting from the west vent (upper left) continues to feed into the active lava lake through a wide inlet near the base of the cone (center right). This photo was taken from the south rim of Halema‘uma‘u crater, 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