October 8, 2021 — Kīlauea summit eruption

Color photograph of active lava lake

Detailed Description

On the morning of October 8, 2021, HVO scientists completed a routine helicopter overflight of the ongoing eruption within Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea. This overview photo of the lava lake was captured from the northeast, with the erupting western fissure in the right of the frame, and a number of islands from the December 2020–May 2021 lava lake visible in the center. USGS image.


Image Dimensions: 2595 x 1730

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Location Taken: US