View of lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u — Kīlauea, March 4 2021

View of the lava lake from the west rim of Halema‘uma‘u, at the summit of Kīlauea, looking east

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View of the lava lake from the west rim of Halema‘uma‘u, at the summit of Kīlauea, looking east. There is a small incandescent opening at the top of the west vent spatter cone (bottom-center). Volcanic gas emissions from the active west vent and are being transported to the southwest (bottom-right) by the wind. The western portion of the lava lake remains active, with small scale crustal foundering events. In this view, Pu‘u Pua‘i cinder cone is visible in the distance (top middle-left). USGS photo taken by N. Deligne on March 4, 2021.

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Image Dimensions: 6240 x 4160

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Location Taken: US

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USGS