February 6, 2021 — Kīlauea

Color photograph of lava

Detailed Description

This photo shows an area near the center of Kīlauea's summit lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u, where lobes of lava from the western fissure (beyond the left edge of this photo) would episodically advance and stall. The active lava also showed a overall retreat in reach from the vent with the decline in activity levels through the week, leaving a terraced platform that marked the farthest reach of each lobe, mimicking the contour lines on a topographic map. USGS photo by M. Patrick.


Image Dimensions: 4608 x 3456

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Location Taken: US