September 17, 2023 — Kīlauea summit eruption stopped
A view of the inactive vents on the downdropped block of Kīlauea summit caldera, which erupted from September 10-16, 2023. During the morning of September 16, HVO field crews reported that active lava was no longer flowing onto Halemaʻumaʻu crater floor and was restricted to a ponded area north of the vents on the downdropped block. They observed lava spattering at the vents cease at approximately 11:15 am yesterday, September 16, and webcam views show the ponded lava stagnant by around noon. No activity was observed by field crews on September 17. USGS photo by J. Chang.