November 9, 2021 — Kīlauea summit lava lake

Telephoto image of incandescent lava cascading a short distance from an elevated lava lake source

Detailed Description

A telephoto view in the same area of the western lava lake surface within Halema‘uma‘u. Lava continued to flow from the active western lake surface (right) onto the lower area of cooled solidified crust just north of it (left). This photo was taken about an hour after the overflow began, and lava had significantly filled in the low-lying area in this part of the lava lake. USGS photo by J. Schmith.


Image Dimensions: 1280 x 960

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Location Taken: US