Photo and Video Chronology – Kīlauea – June 14, 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.

June 11, 2021 — Kīlauea

View of Halemaʻumaʻu at Kīlauea summit 


A view of Halema‘uma‘u on June 11, 2021, at 12:20 p.m. HST

A view of Halema‘uma‘u on June 11, 2021, at 12:20 p.m. HST. Although eruptive activity has paused at the Kīlauea summit, HVO geologists still monitor the lava lake and summit area regularly. They make observations to note any physical changes in the landscape or visual changes in gas emissions. Field crews also look and listen for rockfalls and measure the depth of the crusted-over lava lake to monitor for any changes. USGS photo by J.M. Chang.

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