March 11, 2021 - Halema‘uma‘u lava lake

Color photograph of lava lake and vent

Detailed Description

View of the lava lake from the southern rim of Halema‘uma‘u, at the summit of Kīlauea, looking north. The western portion of the lava lake remains active, with small scale crustal foundering events. The white steam from the crater walls is more pronounced due to the heavy rain of the last couple of days. The volcanic gas plume from the western fissure area, visible in the west (left), has a slight blue tinge due to sulfur gases. USGS photo taken by N. Deligne on March 11, 2021.


Image Dimensions: 4288 x 2848

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US