Kīlauea summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater - October 4, 2021

zoomed-in view of the eastern edge of the main island in the Halema‘uma‘u lava lake

Detailed Description

This photo, captured on the morning of October 4, 2021, provides a zoomed-in view of the eastern edge of the main island in the Halema‘uma‘u lava lake. In the earliest days of the ongoing Kīlauea eruption, this was the site of an energetic eruptive vent that showered the island with spatter and tephra. Activity had waned substantially, but not completely: volcanic gases continue to be emitted (center left), and spreading textures on the surface of the lava lake (center) indicate continued slow effusion of lava at this site. USGS photo by M. Zoeller.

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Image Dimensions: 2105 x 2105

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Location Taken: US