March 7, 2021 — Kīlauea

Color photograph of lava lake and vent

Detailed Description

A close-up of the western fissure on Sunday, March 7, within Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea. The photos shows a minor change in the vent configuration over the preceding few days. A new lava stream was active north of the normal lava stream entering the lake. This new lava stream was perched above the lake surface, and fed a narrow channel entering the lake. The new stream was set within a collapse scar that resulted from the collapse of a small lava pond just a few hours before this photo was taken. USGS photo by M. Patrick.


Image Dimensions: 4608 x 3456

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Location Taken: US