Photo and Video Chronology – Kīlauea – July 2, 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.

July 2, 2021 — Kīlauea

View of Halema‘uma‘u at Kīlauea summit - July 2 2021

Color photograph of crater

A view looking north into Halema‘uma‘u on July 2, 2021. Although eruptive activity has paused at the summit of Kīlauea, HVO geologists still monitor the lava lake and summit area regularly. Lava lake surface depths remain the same over the past few weeks. The field crew on July 2 heard two rockfalls originating slightly east (right) of the field of view from the Halema‘uma‘u southern caldera wall. USGS photo by N. Deligne.

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