Central region of the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u

A view of the central region of the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u.

Detailed Description

A view of the central region of the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u. On the left is the main island. In the center, a lobe of surface lava is moving south (towards the bottom of the photo) as surface crust founders along its leading edge. Just below the center point of the photo a terracing can be seen marking the front of previous advancing, overlapping lobes in this area. On the right side of the photo, the inactive eastern portion of the lake begins, with a more dull surface color. USGS photo by M. Patrick.

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Image Dimensions: 4608 x 3456

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Location Taken: US