Small breakout from the west vent in Halema‘uma‘u crater

At approximately 8:00 a.m. HST this morning there was a small breakout from the lower part of the west vent tube.

Detailed Description

At approximately 8:00 a.m. HST this morning there was a small breakout from the lower part of the west vent tube. This telephoto aerial photograph taken at about 8:30 a.m. HST during a HVO overflight of Halema‘uma‘u crater, shows the newly exposed lava channel entering the lava lake. Lava also continues to enter the lava lake through the tube, which is producing the small dome fountain at the lake margin below (lower center). USGS photo taken by B. Carr on January 5, 2021.

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Image Dimensions: 1600 x 1067

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Location Taken: US