West vent cone and small overflow — Kīlauea summit

Color photo of a volcanic vent erupting red lava into a lake, and emitting a thick white gas plume

Detailed Description

View of the west vent cone and outlet channel in Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea. On the lower left is a small channelized overflow, where lava breached a levee and started flowing into a lower area to the west. Photo taken at 1:40 p.m. HST on Nov. 12, 2021, from the western rim. USGS photo by J.M. Chang.


Image Dimensions: 5184 x 3888

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Location Taken: US