Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - April 9, 2020

Release Date:

No significant changes at Kīlauea summit

image related to volcanoes. See description

This photo shows the fumarolic area on the south wall of Halema‘uma‘u. Individual gas vents can be seen as small black holes surrounded by the yellow sulfur deposits. No major changes have been observed in this area. USGS photo by M. Patrick.

(Credit: Public domain.)

 

image related to volcanoes. See description

No major changes were observed at the summit today, and the water pond continues its slow rise. The western portion of the pond had a greenish hue today, which is a slight change from the last observation on Monday, but still within the range of normal variations observed in recent months. USGS photo by M. Patrick.

(Credit: Public domain.)

image related to volcanoes. See description

This photo, taken from the KWcam webcam site, shows the green color in the western portion of the pond. Compare this view to the April 6 photo. USGS photo by M. Patrick.

(Credit: Public domain.)

image related to volcanoes. See description

This photo shows the southern portion of Kīlauea Caldera, and was taken from the water pond observation area on the west caldera rim. The photo gives a sense of the scale of the 2018 collapse. A portion of Crater Rim Drive is present on the lower block, which was originally level with the remainder of Crater Rim Drive visible at the top of the photo. This section of the road dropped approximately 80 meters (260 feet), but other parts of the caldera floor dropped more than 500 meters (1600 feet). The scarp formed during the 2018 collapse sequence. Most of the large Halema‘uma‘u parking lot disintegrated during the 2018 collapses, but a tiny portion remains at the base of the talus slope. USGS photo by M. Patrick.

(Credit: Public domain.)