Kīlauea summit eruption - October 15, 2021

A wide view of a lava lake within Halemaumau crater

Detailed Description

This overview photo of the Halema‘uma‘u lava lake was captured around noon on Friday, October 15, 2021, from the northwest rim of the crater. The western fissure (lower right) continues to erupt lava into the west side of the lava lake (right). The east side of the lake (left) is mostly stagnated and solidified on the surface. The lava lake measures approximately 1,035 m (3,396 ft) long in the east–west direction and 745 m (2,444 ft) wide in the north–south direction. USGS photo taken by M. Zoeller.


Image Dimensions: 5184 x 3456

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Location Taken: US