Telephoto image of the western vent—Kīlauea summit eruption

This telephoto image of the western vent was taken from the west rim of Halema‘uma‘u crater, at Kīlauea summit.

Detailed Description

This telephoto image of the western vent was taken from the west rim of Halema‘uma‘u crater, at Kīlauea summit. An incandescent opening near the top of the cone (center) was producing rare spatter on February 12. The inlet into the lava lake is visible in the upper-center. SO2 emission rates remain elevated. USGS photo taken by L. DeSmither.

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Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

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Location Taken: US