Close up view of inactive western fissure spatter cone in Halema‘uma‘u

Color photograph of volcanic vent

Detailed Description

Eruptive activity paused within Halema‘uma‘u, at Kīlauea's summit, a bit more than 2 months ago. In that time, the spatter cone at the western fissure complex has slowly degraded due to numerous small scale collapses, leaving a debris apron (fresh looking rubble) and exposing the interior of the spatter cone. USGS photo by N. Deligne.


Image Dimensions: 4288 x 2848

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Location Taken: US