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

Color photograph of volcanic vent

Detailed Description

Low fountaining continues at the western fissure, supplying lava to the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea. The vent has formed a spatter cone around the fountaining, with lava spilling into an open channel that plunges into the lake. HVO scientists continue to monitor the eruption from within an area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park that remains closed to the public for safety reasons. USGS photo by M. Patrick.


Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

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Location Taken: US