Kilauea eruption persists: Lava lake continues to grow; emissions still elevated

  • A telephoto image of the south-central lava fountain in the Halema‘uma‘u lava lake at the summit of Kilauea, taken Saturday night from the western rim of the crater. It wasz the most vigorous fountaining source within the south and central lava lake region and the fissure was 115 feet long with sustained fountain heights of 16 feet to 33 feet. (UGSG photo taken by L. DeSmither/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The eruption in Halema‘uma‘u, at Kilauea's summit continued as of Sunday night. From the south rim of Halema‘uma‘u, this image taken Saturday shows at least three fountaining sources in the crater. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists monitoring the eruption Sunday noted that spatter from the fountain near the southeast edge of the island in the center of the lava lake (that formed during the December 2020-May 2021 eruption) is constructing a small cone on the island. (USGS photo by L. DeSmither/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Kilauea volcano’s summit eruption persisted for a fifth day Sunday with lava continuing to erupt from multiple vents within Halema‘uma‘u crater.