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April 8, 2022—Kīlauea summit eruption reference map

April 8, 2022
Color map of eruption at summit of volcano
This reference map depicts the ongoing Kīlauea summit eruption on April 8, 2022. One eruptive vent (orange) is active within Halema‘uma‘u, on the western side of the crater floor. An adjacent pond (purple) is feeding lava to a larger lake (red); though at times the lava level has dropped and circulation has diminished, the pond and lake have consistently hosted active lava in recent weeks. The eruption statistics provided here are current as of the last HVO overflight on March 30, 2022. In a change from previous eruption reference maps, this map provides a median elevation for the crater floor—2,756 feet (840 meters) above sea level—and its rise since September 29, 2021. Lava is presently visible from three public visitor overlooks in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park: Keanakāko‘i Overlook and Kūpinaʻi Pali (Waldron Ledge) can see the eruptive vent and lava lake, while Kīlauea Overlook can occasionally see lava ooze-outs in the southeast part of the crater. Visit the park eruption page for more info:
Title April 8, 2022—Kīlauea summit eruption reference map
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse