Kīlauea Volcano — Halema`uma`u Crater

Crater in the distance

Detailed Description

Inward slumping of the rim and walls of Halema‘uma‘u continues in response to ongoing subsidence at the summit. Sulfur dioxide emissions from the volcano's summit have dropped to levels that are about half those measured prior to the onset of the current episode of eruptive activity. This gas and very minor amounts of ash are being transported downwind, with small bursts of ash and gas accompanying intermittent explosive activity. The view is from Volcano House, looking toward the west.


Image Dimensions: 4608 x 3456

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Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US