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The Kīlauea Photo and Video Chronology and Mauna Loa Photo and Video Chronology webpages also feature photos. 

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Animated GIF showing past 24 hours of live webcam views of shield volcano
September 7, 2021

Last 24 Hours - [B1cam]

Last 24 Hours - Live view of Halemaʻumaʻu - temporary webcam image showing the crater lava lake from the down-dropped block [B1cam].

Disclaimer: The webcams are operational 24/7 and faithfully record the dark of night if there are no sources of incandescence or other lights. Thermal webcams record heat rather than light and get better views through volcanic gas. At

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Animated GIF showing past 24 hours of live webcam views of shield volcano
September 7, 2021

Last 24 Hours - [KPcam] - Kīlauea Summit from Mauna Loa Strip Road

View from Mauna Loa Strip Road looking at the Kīlauea summit to document volcanic eruption plumes.

Disclaimer: The webcams are operational 24/7 and faithfully record the dark of night if there are no sources of incandescence or other lights. Thermal webcams record heat rather than light and get better views through volcanic gas. At times, clouds and rain obscure

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No changes were observed at Kīlauea's summit during a brief field visit on September 3, 2021
September 3, 2021

Kīlauea summit observations—September 3, 2021

No changes were observed at Kīlauea's summit during a brief field visit on September 3, 2021. Sunny weather made for spectacular views, though strong winds were blowing. The solidified crust of the lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u—which was active from December 2020 to May 2021—is visible in the lower center of this image. USGS photo by K. Mulliken.

24 hour webcam gif south of Kilauea caldera
September 2, 2021

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama south of Kīlauea caldera [KOcam]

Last 24 Hours - Live image looking south of Kīlauea caldera towards the 1982 lava flow [KOcam]

Disclaimer: The webcams are operational 24/7 and faithfully record the dark of night if there are no sources of incandescence or other lights. Thermal webcams record heat rather than light and get better views through volcanic gas. At times, clouds and rain obscure

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Temporary webcam located just southwest of Kīlauea summit caldera
September 2, 2021

South of Kīlauea caldera towards 1982 flow

View from a temporary webcam, which is located just southwest of Kīlauea summit caldera, and looks south over the area of the August 2021 intrusion. The dark lava flow on the left of image (mid-ground) is where the 1982 lava flow spilled out of the south caldera.

Station HRPKE located southwest of Kīlauea's summit, in the upper Southwest Rift Zone region
September 1, 2021

Station HRPKE maintenance

Station HRPKE is located southwest of Kīlauea's summit, in the upper Southwest Rift Zone region, within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. The station measures sulfur dioxide (SO2) concentrations in the air, as well as local meteorological data such as wind speed, wind direction, and rainfall. On September 1, an HVO scientist and two technicians conducted HRPKE

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View to the southwest from HVO station HRPKE, showing Pu‘ukoa‘e on Kīlauea's Southwest Rift Zone in the background
September 1, 2021

View of Pu‘ukoa‘e on Kīlauea's Southwest Rift Zone

View to the southwest from HVO station HRPKE, showing Pu‘ukoa‘e on Kīlauea's Southwest Rift Zone in the background. Pu‘ukoa‘e formed during an eruption more than 200 years ago; lava flows from the December 1974 eruption of Kīlauea's Southwest Rift Zone—which are visible in the foreground—flowed southwest towards Pu‘ukoa‘e, with one lava flow from the eruption stopping at

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HVO technician Steven Fuke checks the solar panel at station HRPKE while conducting station maintenance on September 1
September 1, 2021

Station HRPKE maintenance

HVO technician Steven Fuke checks the solar panel at station HRPKE while conducting station maintenance on September 1. HVO remote monitoring stations are powered via solar panels and a suite of batteries. Remote stations such as HRPKE are telemetered, meaning that data collected at the remote station is transferred to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and can be viewed in

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On August 31, the water level in Keller Well was measured at approximately 514.12 m (1686.75 ft) below the ground surface
August 31, 2021

Sampling Keller Well in Kīlauea’s south caldera region

On August 31, the water level in Keller Well was measured at approximately 514.12 m (1686.75 ft) below the ground surface. Though an intrusion of magma took place beneath the ground surface in Kīlauea's south caldera region from August 23–30, water level in Keller Well does not show significant changes as a result of this event. USGS image by P. Nadeau.

On August 31, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and technicians visited the Keller Well in Kīlauea's south caldera region
August 31, 2021

Sampling Keller Well in Kīlauea’s south caldera region

On Tuesday, August 31, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientists and technicians visited the Keller Well in Kīlauea's south caldera region. Water from the well is typically sampled and analyzed quarterly to monitor how magma supply to Kīlauea's summit reservoirs might impact regional ground water. HVO scientists conducted an additional sampling mission due to the

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Map of volcano summit
August 30, 2021

Map of intrusive activity at Kīlauea Volcano―August 23–30, 2021

This map depicts the detected intrusive activity over the past week at Kīlauea Volcano. The initial swarm of small earthquakes from August 23–25 was centered in the south caldera region, as labelled on the map. A second swarm started late on August 26 in the same area; earthquake counts dropped the following day, but they have remained above background levels and

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Map of seismic activity
August 25, 2021

Map showing Kīlauea south caldera seismicity August 23-25, 2021

Map showing the seismic activity beneath the south part of Kīlauea caldera, within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, from August 23, 2021, at noon through the same time on August 25, 2021. The earthquake swarm began in that region at around 4:30 p.m. HST on August 23 and continued until the morning of August 25, 2021. Almost 500 earthquakes were detected during this swarm.

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