HVO scientists collect detailed data to assess hazards and understand how the eruption is evolving at Kīlauea's summit, all of which are shared with the National Park Service and emergency managers. Access to this hazardous area is by permission from, and in coordination with, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
Photo and Video Chronology – Hawaiian Volcano Observatory – November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022 — Kīlauea Summit Eruption, Halemaʻumaʻu Observations
The eruption within Halema‘uma‘u, at Kīlauea's summit, began at approximately 3:20 p.m. on September 29, 2021.