Kīlauea summit eruption - Dec. 25, 2020 at 6 p.m. HST

Color photograph of lava lake

Detailed Description

On the evening of December 25, 2020, the eruption in Halema‘uma‘u crater at Kīlauea's summit continued. Throughout the day, fountaining at two vents continued to feed the rising lava lake which slowly fills Halema‘uma‘u. This photo, taken at approximately 6 p.m. HST from the south rim of the crater shows the main northern vent that is being drowned by the rising lava lake. Intermittent activity continues at the weaker west vent. USGS photo by M. Patrick. 


Image Dimensions: 2600 x 1951

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Location Taken: US