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January 28, 2022—Kīlauea summit eruption reference map

January 28, 2022
color map of eruption at summit of volcano
This reference map depicts the ongoing Kīlauea summit eruption on January 28, 2022. One eruptive vent is intermittently active within Halema‘uma‘u, along the western edge of the lava lake. When this vent is effusing lava, it pours into the active portion of the lake, colored red on this map. During eruptive pauses, the only active lava is within a pond just north of the vent, colored dark purple on this map. The eruption statistics provided here are current as of the last HVO overflight on January 25, 2022; the volume-averaged surface of the whole lava lake was approximately 2,687 ft (819 m) above sea level at that time. Lava is presently visible from three public visitor overlooks in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park: Kīlauea Overlook can see the southeastern edge of the lava lake, Keanakāko‘i Overlook can see the eruptive vent and surrounding lava, and KUPINAI Pali (Waldron Ledge) can see the top of the vent. Visit the park eruption page for more info: https://www.nps.gov/havo/learn/nature/september-2021-eruption.htm.