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View from m2 cam

[M2cam] The Middle Part of Mauna Loa's Southwest Rift Zone

This image is from a research camera positioned on a cone in Mauna Loa's Southwest Rift Zone in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. The camera looks northeast (upslope), focusing on the middle part of the Southwest Rift Zone. The volcano's summit is at upper right.

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USGS
May 8, 2018

Preliminary Analysis of Current Explosion Hazards at the Summit

COOPERATOR REPORT TO: HAWAI`I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Preliminary Analysis of Current Explosion Hazards at the Summit of Kīlauea Volcano

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Clear day during tradewind conditions at the summit of Kīlauea Volc...

Clear day during tradewind conditions at the summit of Kīlauea

Clear day during tradewind conditions at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i

Wide Angle from HVO Observation Tower

[KW2cam] - Halemaʻumaʻu - Wide Angle

Live Panorama of Halemaʻumaʻu - Wide Angle from HVO Observation Tower [KW2cam].

View from M3 cam

[M3cam] The Upper Part of Mauna Loa's Southwest Rift Zone

This image is from a research camera positioned on a cone in Mauna Loa's Southwest Rift Zone in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. The camera looks northeast (upslope), focusing on the upper part of the Southwest Rift Zone. The upper flank of Mauna Loa forms the skyline.

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The webcams are operational 24/7 and faithfully record the dark

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USGS
May 14, 2018

Facts on the stability of Kīlauea's south flank, past and present

Addresses speculative stories, rumors and blogs about the stability of the south flank of Kīlauea and the potential for a catastrophic collapse that could generate a Pacific-wide tsunami.

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Children pose with 8 ton ballistic block at Kīlauea volcano, Hawai‘...

Children pose with 8 ton ballistic block at Kīlauea, Hawai‘i.

Some of the large ballistic blocks from the Kīlauea eruption of 1924 later became visitor attractions. Many of these blocks remain in place today as evidence of the forces unleashed at Kīlauea during the eruption of 1924.

Vog obscures view during slack or no tradewinds at the summit of Kī...

Vog obscures view during slack or no tradewinds at summit of Kīlauea

Vog obscures view during slack or no tradewinds at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i

Panorama of Halemaʻumaʻu from the west rim of Kīlauea Caldera

[K3cam] - Halemaʻumaʻu

Live image of Halemaʻumaʻu from the west rim of Kīlauea Caldera [K3cam].

Island of Hawai‘i map, showing Mauna Loa and the other four volcano...

Island of Hawai‘i map, showing Mauna Loa and the other four volcano...

Island of Hawai‘i map, showing Mauna Loa and the other four volcanoes that make up the island. Mauna Loa structural features include summit caldera, rift zones, radial vents, and historical lava flows.

USGS
May 24, 2018

Ground- and space-based monitoring reveal where magma has moved under

An explanation of magma movement from KILAUEA's summit through the volcano's East Rift Zone and to the eruption site(s) in lower Puna.

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Shaded relief map of Kīlauea Volcano's summit with caldera bounding...

Shaded relief map of Kīlauea's summit with caldera

Shaded relief map of Kīlauea Volcano's summit with caldera bounding faults delineated.