Kīlauea summit eruption in Halema‘uma‘u crater – October 7, 2021

Color photograph of lava lake

Detailed Description

A wide view of the ongoing Kīlauea summit eruption within Halema‘uma‘u, taken from the northwest rim of the crater. The west vent lava fountains (right) continues to supply lava into the slowly rising lava lake. Lava fountaining is no longer visible through the central and southern portions of the lava lake surface. Over the past day or two the surface crust in the north and east (left) ends of the lava lake has began to stagnate. USGS photo taken by L. DeSmither on October 7, 2021.


Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

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Location Taken: US