Recent change in Halema‘uma‘u vent configuration - 01/18/2021

Color photograph of volcanic vent and lava lake

Detailed Description

On the evening of January 17, the vent on the north side of the western fissure in Halema‘uma‘u at Kīlauea's summit activated and seemed to become the dominant vent overnight. This vent is the one on the right in this photo. The vent on the left, which was the dominant vent over the past week, seemed less energetic today. USGS photo by M. Patrick.


Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

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Location Taken: US