March 31, 2021 - Photo of Halema‘uma‘u western fissure

Color photograph of volcanic vent

Detailed Description

This March 31, 2021, photo shows a close-up view of the active western fissure of Halema‘uma‘u at Kīlauea volcano on the Island of Hawai‘i. Near the bottom of the photo, orange incandescence can be seen from two circular vents of the spatter cones. The orange area above the vents is where lava is entering the lava lake, and the orange area in upper right side of the photo is an area of foundering within the lava lake. This photo was taken at 1:52 p.m. HST from the western rim of Halema‘uma‘u crater. USGS photo by J.M. Chang.


Image Dimensions: 5184 x 3888

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Location Taken: US