HVO on rim of Kīlauea's summit caldera overlooking Halema‘uma‘u, Ha...

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on rim of Kīlauea Volcano's summit cal...

Detailed Description

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, the first volcano observatory in the United States, is located on the west rim of Kīlauea Volcano's summit caldera in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. A volcanic gas plume rises from a vent that opened in 2008 at the base of the south wall of Halema‘uma‘u Crater. Crater Rim Drive in foreground.


Image Dimensions: 3872 x 2592

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