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June 21, 2022—Kīlauea summit eruption reference map

June 21, 2022
Color map of eruption at summit of volcano
This reference map depicts the ongoing Kīlauea summit eruption on June 21, 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 June 17, 2022. Unlike the median elevation reported in several of the most recent eruption reference maps, this map provides a volume-averaged elevation for the crater floor—2,854 feet (870 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 Kūpina‘i 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 June 21, 2022—Kīlauea summit eruption reference map
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse