February 26, 2021 — Kīlauea

Color photograph of lava lake

Detailed Description

On the afternoon of Friday February 26, 2021, the active west side of the lava lake at Halema‘uma‘u, Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaii, had numerous surface breakouts and foundering crust amid vigorous steaming due to the heavy rainfall. This view is looking to the east from the west side of the crater. At the base of the west vent lava was effusing at the lake level. There was no spatter or other activity from the top of the west vent cone. USGS photo. 


Image Dimensions: 5472 x 3648

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US