Views of Kīlauea's summit lava lake on February 17

This photo shows a close-up of the inlet along the western margin of the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater, at Kīlauea summit

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This photo shows a close-up of the inlet along the western margin of the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano. Lava originating at the small upwelling zone rapidly develops a thin flexible crust as it moves away from the source. A small island also has been present just south of the inlet. 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