April 5, 2021 — Kīlauea

Color photograph of lava lake

Detailed Description

The lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea, remains active, as seen in this view looking north. Active surface lava is limited to the western (left) portion of the lake between the main island and the western fissure complex. The blueish tinge to the plume from the western fissure complex (left) is due to sulfur dioxide (SO2). USGS photo taken by N. Deligne on April 5, 2021.


Image Dimensions: 4288 x 2848

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US