Low fountaining continues at the western fissure in Kīlauea's summit

Color photograph of volcanic vent

Detailed Description

Sunlight interacts with volcanic gas from Kīlauea's summit lava lake and western fissure in this late afternoon view. The western fissure has built a spatter cone on the steep walls of Halema‘uma‘u, with lava spilling into the active lake, which forms the lower right portion of the photo. The remnants of Crater Rim Drive, which collapsed during the 2018 eruption, can be seen in the lower left. USGS photo by M. Patrick.


Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

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Location Taken: US