Views of Kīlauea's summit lava lake on February 17

The lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea, remains active.

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The lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea, remains active. The active lava was retained by a levee several meters (yards) high along the west margin. The levee is formed from numerous small rafted crustal plates that have stacked upon one another, and likely fused together. USGS photo taken by M. Patrick on February 17, 2021.

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Image Dimensions: 4608 x 3456

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Location Taken: US