View of the inactive crusted over lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u

The now inactive lava lake and west vent from the western rim of Halema‘uma‘u, at Kīlauea summit

Detailed Description

A wide view of the now inactive lava lake and west vent from the western rim of Halema‘uma‘u, at Kīlauea summit. The lava lake is entirely crusted over with no red, glowing lava at the surface. Diffuse volcanic gas plumes are still being emitted from the west vent and northern lake margin. This photo was taken in an area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park that remains closed to the public due to safety reasons. USGS photograph taken by D. Downs on May 26, 2021.

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Image Dimensions: 5184 x 3456

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Location Taken: US

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USGS