Vent in Halema‘uma‘u at Kīlauea's summit - April 2, 2021

Color photograph of volcanic vent

Detailed Description

Telephoto image of the western cone complex of the current eruption in Halema‘uma‘u at Kīlauea's summit. In the center, a horseshoe-shaped spatter rampart is partially filled in by a more recent spatter cone. The cone has an incandescent opening that spatter is occasionally erupted from. Behind the main cone (to the right in the image) is another spatter cone, darker in color. This cone erupted clots of spatter approximately every ten minutes during observations between 13:00 and 15:00 HST on April 1, 2021. USGS photo by C. Parcheta. 


Image Dimensions: 3024 x 4032

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Location Taken: US