Close-up view of the west vent—Kīlauea summit eruption

A telephoto image of the west vent within Halema‘uma‘u crater, at Kīlauea summit.

Detailed Description

A telephoto image of the west vent within Halema‘uma‘u crater, at Kīlauea summit. Lava is being supplied to the active western lava lake through the inlet at the base of the vent (lower-center). This photo was taken from the southern rim of Halema‘uma‘u, within an area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park that remains closed to the public for safety reasons. USGS photo taken by L. DeSmither on February 12, 2021.

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Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

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Location Taken: US