Hawaii Volcanoes - Halema'uma'u Crater

This is a photo of Halema'uma'u Crater.

Detailed Description

Halema'uma'u Crater. The rocks at the base of the crater formed from lava erupted in 1974 (USGS, 2000). Yellow stains on the rocks are from sulfur-rich mineral accumulations near steam vents. Offerings to the Hawaiian goddess, Pele, are often placed along the rim of this crater.

Details

Image Dimensions: 800 x 600

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Location Taken: US