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HVO staff performed some routine maintenance on the V1cam at Kīlauea summit. And, new maps show the recent unrest near Kīlauea summit.

May 1, 2024 — Maintenance on Kīlauea summit livestream camera


Color photograph of field engineer servicing webcam on edge of caldera
HVO staff performed some routine maintenance on the V1cam at Kīlauea summit. This webcam provides the livestream that operates 24/7, and has helped track recent eruptions in the summit caldera. USGS photo by M. Patrick.


Color photograph of livestream camera monitoring volcano
The V1cam webcam, which provides the livestream at the summit of Kīlauea, is a pan-tilt-zoom model that allows HVO staff to adjust the view remotely based on changes in activity in the caldera. USGS photo by M. Patrick.
Color photograph of volcanic crater
Despite a significant increase in small earthquakes at the summit and upper East Rift Zone in recent days, activity at the surface was quiet On May 1, 2024. This photo shows the floor of Halema‘uma‘u, at the summit of Kīlauea, which last erupted in September 2023. Weak outgassing plumes originated from several spots on the crater floor, and this has been typical during quiet periods. USGS photo by M. Patrick.
Color photograph of inactive volcanic vent in crater
This photo shows the southwest portion of Kaluapele (Kīlauea's summit caldera). In the lower right corner of the image is the cone formed during the June 2023 eruption. This cone hosted impressive lava fountaining that supplied lava through a narrow channel into the lava pond in the lower left portion of the image. USGS photo by M. Patrick.

April 27, 2024—InSAR image of deformation during early Kīlauea upper East Rift Zone swarm

Color map of deformation and earthquakes at summit of volcano

May 2, 2024—Summary map of recent unrest at Kīlauea volcano

Map of earthquake locations on volcano
This map depicts recent unrest at Kīlauea volcano. Yellow circles mark the locations of approximately 1,600 earthquakes that have occurred between April 27 and May 2, 2024, as the upper East Rift Zone reacts to pressurization of magma chambers beneath the summit region of Kīlauea. Most earthquakes have been smaller than magnitude-2, with locations clustering in an area known as the upper East Rift Zone or East Rift connector. The upper East Rift Zone area saw several eruptions in the 1960s and 1970s, which are labelled and shown in purple. Most recently, in November 1979, a brief one-day eruption occurred in and near Pauahi crater. In July of 1974, a three-day-long eruption began in Keanakāko‘i Crater, with east-west oriented fissures subsequently opening within Kaluapele and southeast towards Luamanu Crater. A month-long eruption in November 1973 extended from Pauahi Crater east towards Pu‘uhuluhulu. And, a day-long eruption in May 1973 extended from about a half a mile (1 km) west of Hi‘iaka to Pauahi Crater. 

May 2, 2024—New webcam to monitor the upper East Rift Zone

This temporary webcam, deployed with permission from Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, is located near Maunaulu. The view is to the northwest, of the upper East Rift Zone. 

Link to page with webcam image and animated 24-hour GIF: [KOcam] Live Image of upper East Rift Zone from Maunaulu 

Color image of volcano



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