February 22, 2021 — Kīlauea

Color photograph of volcanic vent and lava lake

Detailed Description

This photo shows a view of the western fissure, feeding the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea. The inlet zone, where lava is entering the lake, is visible at the bottom of the photo. Near the center of the photo, an area of lava driblets can be seen running down the flank of the western fissure's cone. USGS photo by M. Patrick.


Image Dimensions: 4608 x 3456

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Location Taken: US