Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - January 17, 2020

Release Date:

Continued slow rise of water at bottom of Halema‘uma‘u


image related to volcanoes. See description

After days of rain, a window of clear weather allowed HVO geologists to make observations and take measurements of the water pond at Kīlauea's summit on January 17, 2020. No major changes were observed, and the water level continues to slowly rise. USGS photo by M. Patrick.

(Credit: Public domain.)

Brown pond

A close-up view of the Kilauea pond shows the color variations across the surface, and sharp boundaries among zones of different color.

(Credit: Matthew Patrick, USGS. Public domain.)