Kīlauea summit eruption - Jan. 3, 2020, at 1:30 a.m. HST

Color photograph of volcanic vent spattering and lava lake

Detailed Description

At Halema‘uma‘u, the west vents (visible in the foreground of this photo as two glowing holes on a cone-shaped feature) erupt occaisional spatter. Lava is also emerging in a small dome fountain above the lake crust in front of the west vents, probably from a submerged portion of the vent (visible in the background of this photo as a bright spot with lava crust boundaries emanating from it like a spider web). These processes can be observed in Kīlauea Volcano's summit F1 thermal webcam view of the lava lake. USGS photo by H. Dietterich. 


Image Dimensions: 2400 x 1600

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Location Taken: US