Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 4, 2021

Color photograph of active lava lake

Detailed Description

KWcam image taken on October 4, 2021, just before 6 a.m. HST. This image shows the ongoing eruption within Halemaʻumaʻu crater at the summit of Kīlauea. The eruption began the afternoon of September 29, 2021, as fissures in the floor of the crater; this activity is generating a lava lake that is slowly filling the crater. Near-real-time images captured by the KWcam are available here: https://www.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/kwcam-live-panorama-halema-uma-u-west-rim-k-lauea-caldera. USGS webcam image. 


Image Dimensions: 3840 x 2160

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Location Taken: US