Lava lake on the evening of January 19, 2021

Color photograph of lava lake

Detailed Description

This photo, taken at just after 6 p.m. HST on January 19, shows that the western fissure continues to send lava into Halemʻaumaʻu crater through an open channel into the lava lake. The western side of the lava lake has an incandescent surface, while the eastern portion is more crusted over. However, lava continues to flow beneath this eastern portion, supplying breakouts visible as incandescent regions on the northeastern and eastern margins of the lava lake. Photo taken from the south rim of Halemʻaumaʻu at Kīlauea's summit, and faces northwest.  USGS photo by. H. Dietterich.


Image Dimensions: 6240 x 4160

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Location Taken: US