August 24, 2022 — Overview of Halema‘uma‘u eruption, Kīlauea volcano
This overview photograph of the Halema‘uma‘u eruption at the summit of Kīlauea was captured by a HVO geologist in the morning of August 24, 2022, from the webcam site on the west rim of the crater. The active lava lake (silver) can be seen near the center-right of the frame, with substantial amounts of volcanic gas emitting from the nearby west vent that is feeding the eruption. The lava flows that constitute the remainder of the crater floor now stretch approximately 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers) from west (near side) to east (far side). Two of the crater's down-dropped blocks from the 2018 summit collapse are being overflowed at this time: one on the north side (left), and another on the west side (lower-right). USGS photo by M. Zoeller.