Crater Rim Drive and Kīlauea's new lava lake

Color photograph of caldera

Detailed Description

Kīlauea Volcano's summit is dynamic and has experienced many changes over the past several years. Most recently, the deepest part of the summit that collapsed in 2018, Halema‘uma‘u, has been filled with a new lava lake, which is visible beyond the collapsed edge of Crater Rim Drive in this photograph. This photo was taken in an area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park that remains closed to the public for safety reasons. USGS photo by C. Parcheta at about 4 p.m. on December 29, 2020.


Image Dimensions: 3264 x 1836

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Location Taken: US