February 8, 2021 — Kīlauea

Color photograph of lava lake

Detailed Description

Photo of the west vent in Halema‘uma‘u lava lake at Kīlauea summit. Photo taken from the west side of Kīlauea caldera rim taken at 3:04 p.m. HST. This photo shows the west vent feeding the active western part of the lava lake, as well as the inactive eastern part of the lava lake. There are some small breakouts of pāhoehoe lava int he western part of the lava lake that occasionally overflow into the perched part of the lava lake's margin. USGS photo by D. Downs. 


Image Dimensions: 1280 x 720

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Location Taken: US