Kīlauea west vent on December 31, 2020, morning

Color photograph of volcanic vent

Detailed Description

The western fissure in Halemaʻumaʻu wall remains active. Glowing vents and a prominent spatter cone are visible in this photo, which shows some spattering at the vent. This view looks steeply down from Kīlauea's west caldera rim, and the lava lake surface is visible in the background. USGS photo by B. Carr on 12/31/2020. 


Image Dimensions: 1215 x 808

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US