Halema‘uma‘u lava lake, May 6, 2021

Color photograph of lava lake

Detailed Description

View of the active surface lava in the western portion of Halema‘uma‘u, at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano. The west vent (upper left) continues to erupt lava into the lava lake through an inlet near the base of the cone. The active lava lake surface area has decreased in size over the past two weeks since the northeast (right) and southwest (left) surface has been solidifying. This photo was taken from the southern rim of Halema‘uma‘u, in an area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park that remains closed to the public due to safety reasons. USGS photo taken by L. DeSmither on May 6, 2021.


Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

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Location Taken: US