Lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u - Kīlauea, May 7 2021

Color photograph of lava lake

Detailed Description

The lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea, remains active, as seen in this view looking northwest. The active surface lava area continues to decrease in size, and activity is weaker, with only occasional localized surface foundering. Incandescent lava is confined to area between western fissure complex (left center) and the main island (lower right). Small landslides continue to erode the western fissure complex structure, lowering the height of the spatter cone, currently 17 meters (56 feet) high above the active lave source. USGS photo taken by N. Deligne on May 7, 2021.


Image Dimensions: 4288 x 2848

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Location Taken: US