Kīlauea summit eruption - Dec. 27, 2020 at 7:15 a.m. HST

Color photograph of volcanic vent

Detailed Description

The western vent in Halema‘uma‘u crater wall at Kīlauea summit remains active but field crews monitoring the eruption this morning (December 27) noted that its vigor is somewhat reduced from yesterday. Where three open channels were observed yesterday, there are only two today. Of the three locations that have been erupting at the west fissure vent, the eastern one has slightly reduced in vigor, the central one maintains a similar level of activity to yesterday, and the western location has crusted over but is visible in this photo as a glowing hole. USGS photo by M. Patrick.


Image Dimensions: 1200 x 900

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Location Taken: US