The Halema’uma’u Crater sculpture.
The Halema’u ma’u Crater sculpture renders the dramatic lake of molten lava that bubbles and boils at 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit at the Halema’uma’u crater. This crater is a “pit crater”, formed by a depression of a sinking or collapsing of the surface lying above a void or empty chamber rather than by an eruption or a lava vent. Halema’uma’u is known to be home to Pele, the Goddess of the Hawaiian Volcanoes. The crater is about 3,000 feet across and nearly 300 feet deep.