March 27, 2021 — Kīlauea

Color photograph of lava lake

Detailed Description

The lava lake remains active in Halema‘uma‘u Crater, at the summit of Kīlauea. The surface area of the active lava lake has slowly decreased over the past several months, with the active surface lava now limited to a portion of the west side of lake. The lake remains perched several meters (yards) above its surroundings, bound by a steep levee on most sides. USGS photo by M. Patrick.


Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

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Location Taken: US