Photos and videos of the recent activity on Kīlauea volcano and the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory response to seismic unrest in American Samoa.
Photo and Video Chronology – Hawaiian Volcano Observatory – September 9, 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 9, 2022 — Intermittent spattering on the northeast rim of Kīlauea summit lava lake
September 7, 2022 — USGS Installs GPS Stations on Ta‘ū Island in American Samoa
September 6, 2022 — Kīlauea Southwest Rift Zone Seismic Nodes Being Collected
August 30, 2022 — Collecting Rock Samples on Ta‘ū Island