Kīlauea summit eruption — October 17, 2021

Color photo of a lava fountain with a dark spatter cone surrounding it

Detailed Description

Fountaining activity was weak on Sunday, October 17, at the west vent in Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea. This photo is from the northwest rim of the caldera, and has a partial view inside the spatter cone. Lava exits the cone via a short spillway. USGS photo by M. Patrick.


Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

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Location Taken: US