Kīlauea summit eruption in Halema'uma'u

Aerial photograph of the lava lake within Halema'uma'u crater, with a gas plume being emitted from the erupting west vent

Detailed Description

The ongoing eruption at Kīlauea summit continues to fill Halemaʻumaʻu crater with lava. A gas plume rises from the active vent on the west (left) side of the crater as lava flows from the vent into the rising lava lake (black surface). An overflow onto the lowest visible down-dropped block on the east (right) of the lava lake occurred on November 15. Above the block with the overflow, the edge of the largest down-dropped block stretches from bottom- to center-right.  USGS photo taken by N. Deligne on November 16. 


Image Dimensions: 5184 x 3456

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Location Taken: US