Eruptive activity continues within Halema‘uma‘u crater—Kīlauea summit

The lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea, remains active

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The lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea, remains active. An HVO geologist uses a laser rangefinder to measure the elevation of various spots on the lava lake surface. Today (February 2), the active, western portion of the lake was about 213 m (699 ft) deep. HVO scientists continue to monitor the eruption from an area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park that remains closed to the public for safety reasons. USGS photo taken by M. Patrick on February 1, 2021.

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Image Dimensions: 2776 x 2082

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Location Taken: US