View of lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u — Kīlauea summit — Feb. 3, 2021

View of the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u from the western rim of the crater, looking eastward.

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View of the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u from the western rim of the crater, looking eastward. Volcanic gases emitted from the western fissure obscure the built-up spatter cone. The active western portion of the lake (lower) has a silvery grey color, while the stagnant eastern portion of the lake (upper) is a dark duller grey. The main island is prominent within the active portion of the lake, and the smaller islands are visible in the stagnant portion. The levee on the southern (right) side is also visible. USGS photo taken by N. Deligne on February 3, 2021.

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Image Dimensions: 6240 x 4160

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Location Taken: US