Overflow of Halema‘uma‘u lava lake levee—Kīlauea summit

Color photo of a small red lava channel cascading over a levee into a low-lying area

Detailed Description

A telephoto view of a small overflow to the north of the west vent in Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea. The flow direction is from east (top) to west (bottom) in the photo, and the height of the overflow is approximately 1 meter (3.3 feet). Black chunks of cooled crust can be seen entrained in the flow. Photo taken at 1:18 p.m. HST on Nov. 12, 2021, from the western rim. USGS photo by J.M. Chang.


Image Dimensions: 5184 x 3888

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Location Taken: US