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January 7, 2022—Kīlauea summit eruption reference map

Detailed Description

This reference map depicts the ongoing Kīlauea summit eruption on January 7, 2022. One eruptive vent is intermittently active within Halemaʻumaʻu, 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 December 30, 2021; the volume-averaged surface of the whole lava lake was approximately 2,667 ft (813 m) above sea level at that time. Lava is presently visible from three public visitor overlooks in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park: Kīlauea Overlook can see the southeastern edge of the lava lake, Keanakākoʻi Overlook can see the eruptive vent and surrounding lava, and Kūpinaʻi Pali (Waldron Ledge) can barely see the top of the vent. Visit the park eruption page for more info: https://go.nps.gov/new-eruption.

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