Photo and Video Chronology – Hawaiian Volcano Observatory – September 23, 2022
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. The current eruption at Kīlauea's summit began at approximately 3:20 p.m. HST on September 29, 2021. Lava activity is confined within Halema‘uma‘u crater, in the closed area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
September 23 —Slight drop in lava lake level at Kīlauea summit
September 20-21 —Halema‘uma‘u subsidence