Photo and Video Chronology – Kīlauea – August 13, 2021

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Kīlauea's summit is no longer erupting; lava supply to the Halemaʻumaʻu lava lake has ceased and sulfur dioxide emissions have decreased to near pre-eruption background levels. HVO field crews—equipped with specialized safety gear—monitor for new changes from within the closed area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park with NPS permission.

HVO scientists collect detailed data to assess hazards and understand evolving processes at Kīlauea's summit, all of which are shared with the National Park Service and emergency managers. Access to this hazardous area is by permission from, and in coordination with, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

August 13, 2021 — Kīlauea

View of Halema‘uma‘u from the western crater rim

On the morning of August 13, HVO geologists made observations from the western rim of Halema‘uma‘u, at the summit of Kīlauea

On the morning of August 13, HVO geologists made observations from the western rim of Halema‘uma‘u, at the summit of Kīlauea. No active lava has been visible since May. This photo was taken from an area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park that remains closed to the public due to safety reasons. USGS photo taken by D. Downs.

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