Kīlauea summit eruption - October 12, 2021

Nighttime color photograph of lava fountains erupting within a spatter cone

Detailed Description

A view of the fountaining at the west vent in Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea. The photo was taken from the west rim, looking down upon the vent. Low fountaining and roiling within the cone supplied lava to the lake via a narrow spillway. Lava spreading out into the lake develops a zig-zag pattern in the surface crust. USGS photo by M. Patrick taken on October 12, 2021.


Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US