Kīlauea summit lava lake on April 7, 2021

View of the Kīlauea summit lava lake from the west rim of Halema‘uma‘u crater on April 7, 2021

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View of the Kīlauea summit lava lake from the west rim of Halema‘uma‘u crater on April 7, 2021. Lava continues to erupt from the west vent, where a diffuse gas plume is visible in the lower left. The active west part of the lava lake (lower center) is a lighter gray color, compared to the darker appearance of the solidified surface crust to the east. This photo was taken in an area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park that remains closed to the public due to safety reasons. USGS photo by D. Downs.

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Image Dimensions: 5184 x 3456

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Location Taken: US

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USGS