Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 7, 2018

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SO2 camera removed from HVO's summit

Camera looking over a summit

For several years, a special ultraviolet camera has been located near Keanakākoʻi Crater at Kīlauea's summit. The camera was capable of detecting SO2 gas coming from Halema‘uma‘u crater. This morning, the camera was removed because there is very little SO2 to measure these days at the summit. In addition, cracking near Keanakākoʻi Crater was making access difficult.

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Lower East Rift Zone eruption continues unabated

Fissure eruption

View of Fissure 8 and channel during the morning overflight on July 7.

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