Kīlauea summit changes - Dec. 25 to 27, 2020

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The KW webcam has captured the recent shift in vent activity in Halema‘uma‘u crater wall at Kīlauea's summit. The first image, taken on December 25, 2020, just after 6 p.m. HST shows the northern/eastern vent as more vigorous. HVO field crews observing the activity noted that at approximately 2:40 a.m. HST December 26, 2020, activity at west vent in the wall of Halema‘uma‘u rejuvenated while the northern vent was drowned by the rising lava lake. The second image, taken at just after 6:30 a.m. HST on December 27, 2020, shows that the west vent remains active. You can view live KW webcam images here. USGS photo.

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