Close-up view of the west vent and inlet at Halema‘uma‘u

A close-up view of the west vent spatter cones and lava lake inlet in Halema‘uma‘u Crater at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano

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A close-up view of the west vent spatter cones (bottom left) and inlet where lava is entering the lava lake (center right) in Halema‘uma‘u Crater at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano. A piece of crust, that solidified near the inlet, broke off and was being transported away from the inlet. This photograph was taken on April 26, 2021, at 1:51 p.m. HST from the west rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater. USGS photo by J.M. Chang.

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Image Dimensions: 5184 x 3888

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Location Taken: US