Overflight view of Halema‘uma‘u crater—Kīlauea summit eruption Feb. 9

An aerial view of the Halema‘uma‘u crater lava lake on Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Detailed Description

An aerial view of the Halema‘uma‘u crater lava lake on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 as viewed from the south during a helicopter overflight of Kīlauea summit. Lava continues to erupt and enter into the lava lake from the inlet at the base of the west vent, which is visibly incandescent on the left in the photo. Only the western part of the lake surface remains active within a perched margin that is a few meters above the rest of the inactive lake surface. USGS photo taken by B. Carr.

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Image Dimensions: 1214 x 809

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Location Taken: US