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[MITDcam] Kīlauea upper Southwest Rift Zone

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[MITDcam] Live view of Kīlauea's upper Southwest Rift Zone, looking northwest from a seismic station in the Kaʻū Desert.

Webcam image showing the upper Southwest Rift Zone of Kīlauea volcano. View is from a seismic station in the Kaʻū Desert, looking northwest. Uēkahuna, the summit of Kīlauea, is visible in the distance near the right edge of the frame. Pu‘ukoa‘e is the larger of the two cinder cones near the center of the frame, and Maunaiki is a subtle hill in the center-left. The Kamakai‘a Hills are visible at the extreme left edge of the frame.

Disclaimer: The webcams are operational 24/7 and faithfully record the dark of night if there are no sources of incandescence or other lights. At times, clouds and rain obscure visibility. The cameras are subject to sporadic breakdown, and may not be repaired immediately. Some cameras are observing an area that is off-limits to the general public because of significant volcanic hazards.  


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