Scientist monitoring Kīlauea summit eruption on 12/29/2020

Color photograph of scientist monitoring lava lake

Detailed Description

HVO scientists monitor the ongoing Kīlauea summit eruption from within an area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park that remains closed to the public for safety reasons. They are equipped with a range of specialized safety gear and personal protective equipment such as gas masks, helmets, gloves, and eye protection. No major changes were observed at the eruption site overnight and this morning: the west vent remains active and continues to feed the lava lake. USGS photo by L. DeSmither. 


Image Dimensions: 2448 x 3264

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Location Taken: US