March 30, 2021 — Kīlauea

Color photograph of vent and lava

Detailed Description

This photo was taken from the western caldera rim, and looks down up on the western fissure supplying lava into the lake in Halema‘uma‘u, at the summit of Kīlauea. Incandescence is visible in a small vent opening in the lower left portion of the image. In the upper right, the lava stream at the lake inlet slowly flows eastward. USGS photo by M. Patrick.


Image Dimensions: 4896 x 3672

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US