Kīlauea eruption in Halema‘uma‘u on Jan. 1, 2021

Color photograph of lava lake crust

Detailed Description

Kīlauea's summit lava lake in Halemaʻumaʻu continues to re-surface. This process is called crustal foundering, in which pieces of solidified lava crust on the surface of the lava lake break and sink back into the liquid portion. USGS photo by M. Patrick. 


Image Dimensions: 4608 x 3456

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Location Taken: US