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Photo and Video Chronology

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Photo and Video Chronologies provide visual updates of eruptive activity, field work, and more.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Photo and Video Chronologies

Photo and Video Chronology – Kīlauea – October 20, 2021

The ongoing eruption at Kīlauea's summit began at 3:21 p.m. HST on September 29, 2021. Lava activity is currently confined within Halema'uma'u crater. Gas emissions and seismic activity at the summit remain elevated. HVO field crews—equipped with specialized safety gear—monitor the eruption from within the closed area of Hawai‘i Volc

Photo and Video Chronology – Kīlauea – October 19, 2021

The ongoing eruption at Kīlauea's summit began at 3:21 p.m. HST on September 29, 2021. Lava activity is currently confined within Halema'uma'u crater. Gas emissions and seismic activity at the summit remain elevated. HVO field crews—equipped with specialized safety gear—monitor the eruption from within the closed area of Hawai‘i Volc

Photo and Video Chronology – Kīlauea – October 18, 2021

The ongoing eruption at Kīlauea's summit began at 3:21 p.m. HST on September 29, 2021. Lava activity is currently confined within Halema'uma'u crater. Gas emissions and seismic activity at the summit remain elevated. HVO field crews—equipped with specialized safety gear—monitor the eruption from within the closed area of Hawai‘i Volc

Photo and Video Chronology – Kīlauea – October 15, 2021

The ongoing eruption at Kīlauea's summit began at 3:21 p.m. HST on September 29, 2021. Lava activity is currently confined within Halema'uma'u crater. Gas emissions and seismic activity at the summit remain elevated. HVO field crews—equipped with specialized safety gear—monitor the eruption from within the closed area of Hawai‘i Volc

Photo and Video Chronology - Mauna Loa - September 8, 2019

An early morning view looking north across Moku‘āweoweo, Mauna Loa's summit caldera, from a spot near the summit cabin on the volcano's south caldera rim.

Photo and Video Chronology - Mauna Loa - July 10, 2019

Video shows Moku‘āweoweo, the caldera at the summit of Mauna Loa, during a routine overflight. 

Photo and Video Chronology - Mauna Loa - April 29, 2019

This timelapse sequence of webcam images over a 24-hour period shows a typical day at the summit of Mauna Loa. 

Photo and Video Chronology - Mauna Loa - April 12, 2019

HVO scientists inspect monitoring instruments on Mauna Loa. 

Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 9, 2018

Short-lived explosion at Halema‘uma‘u crater, 8:27 a.m. HST