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July 12, 2022—Kīlauea summit eruption reference map

Detailed Description

This reference map depicts the ongoing Kīlauea summit eruption on July 12, 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) via a crusted-over tube. The eruption statistics provided here are current as of the last HVO overflight on July 7, 2022. This map provides a volume-averaged elevation for the crater floor—2,864 feet (873 meters) above sea level—and its rise since September 29, 2021—427 feet (130 meters). Note that the rise uses a newly recalculated baseline for the pre-eruption (mid-2021) surface of 2,438 feet (743 meters) above sea level. 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:


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