Halema‘uma‘u eruptive activity — April 14, 2021

A close-up view of the western fissure within Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano

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A close-up view of the western fissure within Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano, Island of Hawai‘i. Lava continues to enter the lava lake from a wide inlet near the base of the western vent (fuming at center right). Crustal foundering is common on the active lava lake surface (center bottom), located on the western side of the crater. This photograph was taken on April 14, 2021, at 1:53 p.m. HST from the south rim of Halema‘uma‘u, an area within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park that remains closed to the public due to safety reasons. USGS photo by J.M. Chang.

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Image Dimensions: 5184 x 3888

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Location Taken: US