Eruption at the summit of Kīlauea
The new eruption at the summit of Kīlauea volcano on September 10, 2023. After about an hour of increased seismic activity and uplift, HVO scientists observed the start of the eruption at approximately 3:15 p.m. HST. Fissures extend from the eastern margin of Halemaʻumaʻu crater and onto the down-dropped block to the east within Kīlauea’s summit caldera, in the closed area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. USGS image by M. Zoeller.