Kīlauea summit eruption - October 12, 2021

Low-light photograph of a lava lake with bright lava fountains erupting from the vent in the west crater wall

Detailed Description

A wide view of the ongoing eruption at Kīlauea summit, from the south rim of Halema‘uma‘u. A vent on the western crater wall (left) continues to supply lava to the active west half of the lava lake. The west side of the lake is perched above the stagnant eastern (right) lake surface, with several lava overflows advancing over the previously solidified surface crust. USGS photo taken by B. Carr.


Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

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Location Taken: US