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January 12, 2024

Several Hawaiian Volcano Observatory webcams will be decommissioned during the latter half of January 2024 due to deconstruction of Okamura Building as part of the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park 2018 Disaster Recovery Project.

person standing next to deep crater next to camera tripod
The KWcam webcam, on the west rim of Kīlauea caldera, was upgraded on January 4, 2023, to a more advanced model, which provides a slightly wider view and higher image quality. This should provide an improved view of any future activity in Halema‘uma‘u. In this photo, an HVO scientist begins the process of the webcam swap. USGS photo by M. Patrick.

The KIcam, KW2cam, KEcam, and M1cam, which are located in the observation tower of the Okamura Building that previously housed the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, will be decommissioned during the latter half of January 2024. These webcams will be removed from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website on February 1, 2024:


KIcam, KW2cam, and KEcam provide views of Kaluapele (Kīlauea caldera). Please see the K2cam ( which provides views from a similar vantage.

Several other webcams provide alternate views of Kaluapele (Kīlauea caldera):

Mauna Loa

The M1cam provides a view of Mauna Loa's Northeast Rift Zone. A webcam with views from a similar vantage will be provided soon.

In the meantime, please see the following webcams, which provide alternate views of Mauna Loa's Northeast Rift Zone: 

For more information on Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park 2018 Disaster Recovery Project, see

Please email with questions or comments. 

Color photograph of eruption and building
The former Hawaiian Volcano Observatory building, perched on Kīlauea caldera rim, has spectacular views of the summit eruption. The tower was built with a vision of overlooking eruptions such as this one. This building was damaged during the 2018 summit collapse and is slated for deconstruction later this year. USGS photo by C. Gansecki. 

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