March 30, 2021 — Kīlauea

Color photograph of lava

Detailed Description

This photo shows a close-up of the inlet where lava enters the lake in Halema‘uma‘u Crater, at the summit of Kīlauea. A lava crust forms around the source of the lava stream, and occasionally fractures and is carried away by the current. Here, this sequence is beginning with a crack developing in the crust. USGS photo by M. Patrick.


Image Dimensions: 4896 x 3672

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US