October 7, 2021 — Kīlauea eruption

Color photograph of lava lake surface

Detailed Description

This photo from Thursday, October 7, shows the lava lake near the western vent in Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea. The zig zag pattern separating the crustal plates is evident here, as are several spreading zones which cut across the pattern. USGS photo by M. Patrick.


Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

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Location Taken: US