December 31, 2020—Kīlauea summit eruption

Color photograph of volcanic vent

Detailed Description

The western fissure in Halemaʻumaʻu wall remains active. Glowing vents and a prominent spatter cone are visible in this photo. This view looks steeply down from Kīlauea's west caldera rim, and the lava lake surface is visible in the background. USGS photo by M. Patrick on 12/31/2020. 


Image Dimensions: 4608 x 3456

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Location Taken: US