Halema'uma'u (Lake of Fire) Kilauea Crater, 1886-88
|Size:||10.25" x 17.5"|
|Frame Size:||17.5" x 24.75"|
Oil on Masonite
Halema'uma'u Crater is a pit crater located within the much larger summit caldera of Kīlauea in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The roughly circular crater floor is 770 meters (2,530 ft) x 900 m (2,950 ft) and is 83 m (270 ft) below the floor of Kīlauea caldera. Halema'uma'u is home to Pele, goddess of fire and volcanoes, according to the traditions of Hawaiian mythology.
The crater is currently active, containing a lava lake.
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