Halema‘uma‘u lava lake on the evening of 5 January, 2021

Color photograph of lava lake

Detailed Description

View looking north across Kīlauea caldera from the south rim of Halema‘uma‘u, showing the ongoing eruption around 5:30 p.m. HST on January 5, 2021. The west vent activity included the “dome fountain,” effusive lava flows from a mid-elevation vent, and weak strombolian spattering activity from the high-elevation vent. USGS photo by K. Lynn. 


Image Dimensions: 4032 x 3024

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Location Taken: US