February 22, 2021 — Kīlauea

Color photograph of volcanic vent,  lava lake, and islands

Detailed Description

The lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea, remains active. Active surface lava remains limited to the western portion of the lake, shown here. Ongoing summit deflation has been associated with a slight drop in the lake level, now a few meters below the rim of the levee. The western fissure cone is in the upper left corner of the photo, and inlet where lava enters the lake is the incandescent zone just above and left of center. USGS photo by M. Patrick.


Image Dimensions: 4608 x 3456

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US