The active lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u Crater is visible, just right of the center of this photo, on Monday evening. (USGS HVO webcam/Special to West Hawaii Today)
Telephoto view looking east of the southeast embayment of the active lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u, Kilauea, on April 26. In this photo, lava from the active lava lake (silvery grey surface in lower left quadrant of photo) cascades into the southeast embayment (red surface). As the lava surface within the southeast embayment was constant during the several hour observation period, it appears that from the southeast embayment lava is plunging underneath the crater floor, contributing to the gradual rise of the crater floor surface. USGS photo by N. Deligne.
The eruption continues within Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kilauea on April 26. The active lava lake is visible within the middle right of the photo and has a silvery surface appearance. Within the active lava lake, lava flows from an inlet on the west (bottom) margin towards the east. Some of this lava then cascades into an embayment southeast of the main active lava lake, which on April 26 had red hot roiling lava at the surface. As the level within the southeast embayment is not rising, it appears that lava is plunging underneath the cooled crater floor area, contributing to gradual overall crater floor rise. USGS photo taken by N. Deligne.
In this photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava erupts within the summit crater of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii’s Big Island, March 4, 2022. Kilauea is now erupting a steady stream of lava after a period of intermittent pulsing. The latest eruption began in September but until recently had been stopping and starting every few days. Now the pulsing nature of the eruption has changed and a steady flow of lava is once again filling the volcano’s crater. The flow has been nonstop for more than two weeks. (L. Gallant/USGS via AP)