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The USGS Volcano Hazards Program enhances public safety and minimize social and economic disruption from volcanic unrest and eruption. We accomplish this by delivering effective forecasts, warnings, and information about volcano hazards based on scientific understanding of volcanic processes. Learn more by exploring USGS volcanic maps. 

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October 8, 2021—Kīlauea summit eruption thermal maps

A helicopter overflight on October 8, 2021, at approximately 8:00 a.m. HST allowed for aerial visual and thermal imagery to be collected of Halema‘uma‘u crater at the summit of Kīlauea.

October 5, 2021—Kīlauea summit eruption reference map

This reference map depicts the ongoing Kīlauea summit eruption as of October 5, 2021.

October 1, 2021—Kīlauea summit eruption thermal maps

A helicopter overflight on October 1, 2021, at approximately 10:00 a.m. HST allowed for aerial visual and thermal imagery to be collected of Halema‘uma‘u crater at the summit of Kīlauea.

September 30, 2020—Kīlauea summit eruption thermal maps

A helicopter overflight on September 30, 2021, at approximately 7:30 a.m. HST allowed for aerial visual and thermal imagery to be collected of Halema‘uma‘u crater at the summit of Kīlauea.

September 29, 2021—Kīlauea summit eruption reference map

This reference map depicts the ongoing Kīlauea summit eruption as of approximately 6:00 PM on September 29, 2021.

New eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater at Kīlauea summit - September 29

At approximately 3:20 p.m. HST on September 29, 2021, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) detected glow in Kīlauea summit webcam images indicating that an eruption has commenced within Halemaʻumaʻu crater in Kīlauea’s summit caldera, within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. 

August 30, 2021—Summary map of intrusive activity at Kīlauea Volcano―August 23–30, 2021

 

Summary map of intrusive activity at Kīlauea Volcano―August 23–30, 2021

June 08, 2021—Kīlauea summit thermal map

June 08, 2021—Kīlauea summit thermal map constructed from aerial imagery

May 28, 2021—Kīlauea summit contour map

 

May 28, 2021—Kīlauea summit contour map showing lava lake level and topographic profiles across the caldera

May 13, 2021—Rise of the Halema‘uma‘u lava lake

Digital elevation models (DEMs) created from photos taken during helicopter overflights of Kīlauea summit.

March 4, 2021—Kīlauea 2018 lower East Rift Zone thermal map

A thermal map of Kīlauea Volcano's 2018 lower East Rift Zone fissures and steaming area.

May 13, 2021—Halema‘uma‘u eruption Digital Elevation Model

HVO uses regular Kīlauea summit helicopter overflights of Halema‘uma‘u crater to create digital elevation models (DEMs) of the crater.