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The active vent (Overlook crater) at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano is located within Halemaʻumaʻu, a crater in the volcano's caldera. The lava lake in the summit vent was about 70 m (230 ft) below the vent rim when this aerial photo was taken on March 6, 2015.



This photo, taken in July 2011, shows Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater, looking northwest. The gas plume from the vent at Kīlauea’s summit is in the background. The gentle slope of Mauna Loa volcano forms the skyline beyond.



M A U N A   L O A


MAUNA LOA, SW Rift 1     O-web    15 min.     O-IMG    

MAUNA LOA, NE Rift          O-Web     15 min.      O-IMG

camera positioned in the observation tower at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. The camera looks northwest toward the summit and Northeast Rift Zone of Mauna Loa.

Left:
<< Camera positioned on a cone in Mauna Loa's Southwest Rift Zone. The camera looks northeast (upslope), focusing on the upper part of the Southwest Rift Zone. The upper flank of Mauna Loa forms the skyline.



MAUNA LOA, SW Rift 2    O-IMG    15 min.    O-web        


Camera positioned on a cone in Mauna Loa's Southwest Rift Zone. The camera looks northeast (upslope), focusing on the middle part of the Southwest Rift Zone. The volcano's summit is at upper right. [M2cam]



KILAUEA Summit - Halemaʻumaʻu Overlook



KILAUEA, Halema'uma'u Vent 1    O-Web     ? min.     O-IMG         


Live Panorama of Kīlauea Caldera from HVO Observation Tower [KIcam], looking SSE towards the active vent in Halemaʻumaʻu, 1.9 km (1.2 miles) from the webcam. For scale, Halemaʻumaʻu is approximately 1 km (0.6 mi) across and about 85 m (~280 ft) deep.




KILAUEA, Halema'uma'u Vent 2          O-Web     15 min.      O-IMG


Halemaʻumaʻu Overlook Vent from Halemaʻumaʻu Overlook [HMcam]

COMPARE!            O-IMG


Compare: Highest level for years on 14.01.2013 (Has now been topped to overflowing for the first time in April 2015. The large slab of wall below the camera collapsed on 2 Dec. 2016)



KILAUEA, Halema'uma'u Vent, Thermal   O-Img   15min.   O-Web


Halemaʻumaʻu Overlook Vent (Thermal camera) from Halemaʻumaʻu Overlook [HTcam]

KILAUEA, Halema'uma'u Vent   O-Img   15 min.   O-Web


Halemaʻumaʻu Overlook Vent from HVO [K2cam]



KILAUEA East Rift Zone



KILAUEA, Puʻu ʻŌʻō Crater 1    O-Web     ? min.     O-IMG         


Camera positioned on the north rim of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, looking into the crater. The current crater is about 250 m (~275 yds) across.


Puʻu ʻŌʻō Crater 2      O-Web        O-IMG        15 min.       

Panorama of Puʻu ʻŌʻō Crater Multi Frame from the North Rim [POcam] (Composite of four images)

Puʻu ʻŌʻō Crater, Thermal     O-Web      15 min.       O-IMG


Puʻu ʻŌʻō Crater Thermal Camera from the North Rim [PTcam]

This thermal image (left) shows about the same view as the left half of the above panorama image. - The temperature scale is in degrees Celsius up to a maximum of 500°C (932°F) for this camera model, and scales based on the maximum and minimum temperatures within the frame. Thick fume, image pixel size and other factors often result in image temperatures being lower than actual surface temperatures.


Collapse of Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater floor on 5 March 2011


Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater is situated on the east flank of Kilauea volcano (East Rift Zone), in an over 200 m high relatively young cone and is ~400 m wide. I have been lucky to be able to watch this amazing event in March 2011: - 05.03.2011: All lava that had been filling up the crater previously "disappeared" through a drain in the bottom (>200m deep) within a few hours. This was about the most stunning thing I had ever seen so far, especially when viewed as a time lapse video! (see USGS/HVO video to the right!)
- In the following weeks the lava level rose gradually again as a lava lake. By spilling over the rims of that lake high levees grew around it.
- July 2011: Constant over spilling and inflation from below built a cone within the crater, with the lake perched on top of it. The cone grew nearly as high as the crater rim and still flew over, i.e. the whole Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater floor was now covered and filled up with new lava.
- 03.08.2011: The cone with the pearched lava lake in the middle collapsed leaving a crater floor full of a mix of hardened lava blocks and fluid hot lava. Lava started flowing out of Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater through a breach in the south-west crater rim, toward the coastal plains, which was also clearly visible on the webcams at night.



MOBILE 1          O-web


Research camera positioned on the southeast flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, looking toward the active flow advancing to the southeast. The breakout point is at the left edge of the image, and the mid-field skyline at the right is roughly coincident with the top of the pali.h

MOBILE 2         O-web


Research camera positioned on Puʻu ʻŌʻō, looking west.

MOBILE 3         O-web


Research camera positioned near Kapoho looking northwest. From left to right on the horizon, one can see Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent near the left edge of the image, the gas plume from Halemaʻumaʻu crater (when clear enough), with Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea farther to the right. The advancing front of the June 27th lava flow is burning vegetation and sending smoke aloft in the left center of the image. [PGcam]

MOBILE 4         O-web


Puʻu ʻŌʻō North Flank from the North Rim [PNcam]

MOBILE 5         O-web


Puʻu ʻŌʻō East Flank from East of Puʻu ʻŌʻō looking West [PEcam].

MOBILE 6         O-web


Puʻu ʻŌʻō South Flank from the South Rim, looking North [PScam].

MOBILE 7        O-Web

Image from a research camera positioned on Holei Pali, looking east towards Lava Flow 61G and Kalapana.










Copyright for all images belongs to the respective owners of the webcams. Compiled by me, Petra, ..........@gmail.com. Enjoy!