Kīlauea summit eruption continues at the west vent

The eruption at Kīlauea summit continues with the west vent supplying lava to the active western lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u 

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The eruption at Kīlauea summit continues with the west vent supplying lava to the active western lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u (visible in the lower right corner). Gas emission rates remain elevated and were measured at about 2,200 t/d on January 23. Just left of center is a remnant of Crater Rim Drive, on a block that dropped during the 2018 summit collapses. Snow from a recent storm can be seen on the summit of Mauna Loa Volcano, in the upper left corner of the image. This photo was taken in an area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park that remains closed to the public for safety reasons. USGS photo taken by M. Patrick on January 28.

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Image Dimensions: 2776 x 2082

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Location Taken: US