Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 2, 2021

A telephoto image of the west vent in Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea

Detailed Description

A telephoto image of the west vent in Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea, taken from the south rim of the crater. The west vent continues to be the most vigorous source, with sustained lava fountain heights of 10–15 meters (33–49 ft). Spatter from the lava fountain continues to build a horseshoe-shaped cone around it. Glow from a much smaller adjacent vent to the north (upper right) is visible. UGSG photo taken by L. DeSmither on October 2, 2021.

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Image Dimensions: 4608 x 3456

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Location Taken: US