February 4, 2021 — Kīlauea

Color photograph of lava lake

Detailed Description

On February 4, HVO geologists observed brief heavy rainfall on the lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u crater at the summit of Kīlauea. The rain flashed to thick white steam as it hit the hot lava surface. The western vent, visible in the lower left, continued to supply lava to the western active portion of the lava lake. USGS photo taken by J. Schmith from the west rim of Halema‘uma‘u.


Image Dimensions: 4032 x 3024

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US