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June 22, 2023

The eruption in Halema‘uma‘u crater entered a pause during the afternoon of June 19, 2023. The eruption, which was occurring inside the Kīlauea summit caldera within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, began during the morning of June 7, 2023.

This page is a collection of videos from prior to the pause, when the eruption was still vigorous.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory 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 eruption is occurring within Halemaʻumaʻu, a location that is significant to Native Hawaiian communities because it is the home of the deity Pele.

This video was captured from the western rim of Halemaʻumaʻu crater at the summit of Kīlauea on June 18, 2023. The video shows fountaining at the southwest wall eruptive vent, and lava pouring into a channel at the base of the spatter cone to spread onto the crater floor.
This video was captured during a Hawaiian Volcano Observatory helicopter overflight at the Kīlauea summit eruption on June 16, 2023. Activity is focused at the eruptive vent on the southwest wall of Halemaʻumaʻu crater, with lava fountaining visible at the top of the spatter cone. Lava pours from the vent onto the crater floor, and is confined to the southwest portion of the crater.
This video was captured June 16, 2023 from the western rim of Halemaʻumaʻu crater at the summit of Kīlauea. Lava fountaining can be seen at the top of the spatter cone built around the southwest wall eruptive vent, with lava erupting from the base of the cone as well.
This video shows eruptive activity within Halemaʻumaʻu crater at the summit of Kīlauea on Wednesday, June 14, 2023. Included are close-up views of the spatter cone built by the eruptive vent and of the lava stream exiting from the cone’s base.
The B1cam webcam on the east rim of Halemaʻumaʻu crater captured the opening of the eastern eruptive vent in the first hour of the new Kīlauea summit eruption on June 7, 2023. The video shows a brief pulse of gas before lava blasts apart a section of the crater floor when fountaining begins. Lava flows from more distant eruptive vents are spreading in the foreground.

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