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

Color photograph of lava lake

Detailed Description

HVO field crews were unable to observe early morning eruption activity in Halema‘uma‘u crater at Kīlauea's summit due to high winds. Upon return to the eruption site this morning, HVO field crews noted the reduced vigor at the western vent. The northern/eastern vent remains inactive. At approximately 7:30 a.m. HST today (Dec. 27), HVO field crews measured the lava lake as 177 m (581 ft) deep. The lava lake level has not changed significantly over the past 24 hours. USGS photo by M. Patrick. 


Image Dimensions: 1200 x 900

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Location Taken: US