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Here are RESOURCES related to the 2018 Kilauea Lower East Rift Zone eruption and Summit Activity

Live Stream(s):

USGS/HVO run two LIVE streams on YT: 1) Kīlauea Volcano — From Northeast Caldera Rim and 2) Halemaʻumaʻu Crater (has ended)

Unfortunately, CivilBeat had to stop broadcasting their "lava live stream": The house where the camera was operating from lost power and had to be evacuated. You can check back for any changes in the live cam situation on their You Tube channel or their Twitter feed.

Hawaii Volcano WebCams

The images in this page are updated abt. every 20 minutes, at exciting events maybe faster. - The notes of seconds/minutes above an image show the approx. auto-refresh time. - If there is a sun button on top of a webcam, on click, a clear weather image from that webcam will pop up to help you picture the lay of the land when the mountain is shrouded in dark clouds for days or weeks!

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Summit lava lake 01-05-2018

The active vent (Overlook crater) at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano is located on the flat floor of Halemaʻumaʻu, a crater in the volcano's caldera. This aerial photo was taken on May 1, 2018.

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.

<< 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, WA    O-Web     ? min.     O-IMG         

Panorama of Halemaʻumaʻu Overlook Vent, Wide Angle (WA) camera, from HVO Observation Tower [KWcam]

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

Camera stuck 9 May 2018!
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

Camera stuck 9 May 2018!
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, Thermal     O-Web      15 min.       O-IMG

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

Thermal image (left): 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 shown being lower than the actual surface temperatures.

Collapse of Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater floor on 5 March 2011 and 30 April 2018

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.

Update 05.05.2018: A crater floor collapse of similar dimensions took place on 30 April 2018, followed a few days later by multiple-fissure eruptions down-rift. These began on May 03, with so far six outbreaks affecting residential areas and forests.

Video: Collapse of Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater floor on 5 March 2011

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!