Halema'uma'u Crater, Kilauea Volcano Summit Eruption 2008-2013

Image: Halema'uma'u Crater, Kilauea Volcano Summit Eruption 2008-2013

Detailed Description

Kīlauea Volcano's summit vent "then and now."  In April 2008 (top image), a month after it opened, the vent within Halema‘uma‘u Crater was about 115 feet in diameter.  As of March 2013 (bottom image), it is more than 500 feet across.  

Details

Image Dimensions: 612 x 792

Location Taken: Kilauea Volcano, HI, US