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EoE – Episode 104 EROS 50th: Alumni and Friends, Part 2 thumbnail
EoE – Episode 104 EROS 50th: Alumni and Friends, Part 2 thumbnail
Eyes on Earth Episode 104 – EROS 50th: Alumni and Friends, Part 2
Eyes on Earth Episode 104 – EROS 50th: Alumni and Friends, Part 2
A rocket sits in the foreground of people visiting a data center
EoE – Episode 104 EROS 50th: Alumni and Friends, Part 2 thumbnail
EoE – Episode 104 EROS 50th: Alumni and Friends, Part 2 thumbnail
Eyes on Earth Episode 104 – EROS 50th: Alumni and Friends, Part 2

At the USGS EROS 50th anniversary events on August 17-19, 2023, a special effort was made to include alumni who had worked at the center, especially those from the earliest years of EROS’ existence. This episode of Eyes on Earth is the second to highlight their stories, with emphasis on science, technology, and EROS’ international outlook.

At the USGS EROS 50th anniversary events on August 17-19, 2023, a special effort was made to include alumni who had worked at the center, especially those from the earliest years of EROS’ existence. This episode of Eyes on Earth is the second to highlight their stories, with emphasis on science, technology, and EROS’ international outlook.

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EoE Episode 103 thumbnail - EROS 50th: Alumni, Part 1
EoE Episode 103 thumbnail - EROS 50th: Alumni, Part 1
Eyes on Earth Episode 103 - EROS 50th: Alumni and Friends, Part 1
Eyes on Earth Episode 103 - EROS 50th: Alumni and Friends, Part 1
A tent in front of a building
EoE Episode 103 thumbnail - EROS 50th: Alumni, Part 1
EoE Episode 103 thumbnail - EROS 50th: Alumni, Part 1
Eyes on Earth Episode 103 - EROS 50th: Alumni and Friends, Part 1

At the USGS EROS 50th anniversary events on August 17-19, 2023, a special effort was made to include alumni who had worked at the center, especially those from the earliest years of EROS’ existence. This episode of Eyes on Earth highlights their stories, with emphasis on EROS’ history and its dedicated employees.

At the USGS EROS 50th anniversary events on August 17-19, 2023, a special effort was made to include alumni who had worked at the center, especially those from the earliest years of EROS’ existence. This episode of Eyes on Earth highlights their stories, with emphasis on EROS’ history and its dedicated employees.

Color photograph of eruptive vents Kīlauea summit eruptive activity decreases — September 16, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruptive activity decreases — September 16, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruptive activity decreases — September 16, 2023

Eruptive activity was shutting down at Kīlauea summit on Saturday, September 16, with only weak spattering at one vent in the morning. By midday, the eruptive activity had effectively ended.

Eruptive activity was shutting down at Kīlauea summit on Saturday, September 16, with only weak spattering at one vent in the morning. By midday, the eruptive activity had effectively ended.

Color image of lava fountain with text over it Kīlauea volcano - views of the September 2023 summit eruption
Kīlauea volcano - views of the September 2023 summit eruption
Kīlauea volcano - views of the September 2023 summit eruption

This is a video compilation of Kīlauea volcano's summit eruption in September 2023. The video shows clips of the eruptive vents and lava fountains as the eruption progressed from September 10-16, 2023. 

This is a video compilation of Kīlauea volcano's summit eruption in September 2023. The video shows clips of the eruptive vents and lava fountains as the eruption progressed from September 10-16, 2023. 

Color photograph of summit caldera Overflight of Kīlauea's waning eruption - September 15, 2023
Overflight of Kīlauea's waning eruption - September 15, 2023
Overflight of Kīlauea's waning eruption - September 15, 2023

This video was taken during an eruption-monitoring overflight on September 15, 2023. The eruption at the summit of Kīlauea continues, though with reduced vigor and a shrinking area of active lava. Over the past day one of the major vents shut down, leaving just two main vents active.

This video was taken during an eruption-monitoring overflight on September 15, 2023. The eruption at the summit of Kīlauea continues, though with reduced vigor and a shrinking area of active lava. Over the past day one of the major vents shut down, leaving just two main vents active.

Lava erupting from the caldera Lava fountaining continues at Kīlauea summit - September 13, 2023
Lava fountaining continues at Kīlauea summit - September 13, 2023
Lava fountaining continues at Kīlauea summit - September 13, 2023

Several vents continued to erupt on the western side of the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera on September 6, 2023.  The roughly east-west trending active vents span approximately 0.5 miles (750 m) and had lava fountain heights of up to about 10 meters (32 feet).

Several vents continued to erupt on the western side of the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera on September 6, 2023.  The roughly east-west trending active vents span approximately 0.5 miles (750 m) and had lava fountain heights of up to about 10 meters (32 feet).

Lava erupting from the caldera as a person stands nearby Vents continue erupting at Kīlauea summit - September 12, 2023
Vents continue erupting at Kīlauea summit - September 12, 2023
Vents continue erupting at Kīlauea summit - September 12, 2023

During an HVO eruption monitoring overflight on September 12, 2023, HVO geologists landed on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera and searched for a safe place to collect a lava sample.

During an HVO eruption monitoring overflight on September 12, 2023, HVO geologists landed on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera and searched for a safe place to collect a lava sample.

Kīlauea summit with lava fountains
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023

HVO geologists observed the new eruption within Kīlauea summit caldera during an eruption-monitoring overflight the morning of September 11, 2023. Multiple minor fountains remain active in the eastern portion of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor and on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera.

HVO geologists observed the new eruption within Kīlauea summit caldera during an eruption-monitoring overflight the morning of September 11, 2023. Multiple minor fountains remain active in the eastern portion of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor and on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera.

lava fountain at the summit of Kīlauea
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023

HVO geologists observed the new eruption within Kīlauea summit caldera during an eruption-monitoring overflight the morning of September 11, 2023. Multiple minor fountains remain active in the eastern portion of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor and on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera.

HVO geologists observed the new eruption within Kīlauea summit caldera during an eruption-monitoring overflight the morning of September 11, 2023. Multiple minor fountains remain active in the eastern portion of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor and on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera.

lava fountain at the summit of Kīlauea
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023

HVO geologists observed the new eruption within Kīlauea summit caldera during an eruption-monitoring overflight the morning of September 11, 2023. Multiple minor fountains remain active in the eastern portion of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor and on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera.

HVO geologists observed the new eruption within Kīlauea summit caldera during an eruption-monitoring overflight the morning of September 11, 2023. Multiple minor fountains remain active in the eastern portion of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor and on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera.

lava at the summit of Kīlauea
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023

HVO geologists observed the new eruption within Kīlauea summit caldera during an eruption-monitoring overflight the morning of September 11, 2023. Multiple minor fountains remain active in the eastern portion of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor and on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera.

HVO geologists observed the new eruption within Kīlauea summit caldera during an eruption-monitoring overflight the morning of September 11, 2023. Multiple minor fountains remain active in the eastern portion of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor and on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera.

lava fountain at the summit of Kīlauea
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023

HVO geologists observed the new eruption within Kīlauea summit caldera during an eruption-monitoring overflight the morning of September 11, 2023. Multiple minor fountains remain active in the eastern portion of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor and on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera.

HVO geologists observed the new eruption within Kīlauea summit caldera during an eruption-monitoring overflight the morning of September 11, 2023. Multiple minor fountains remain active in the eastern portion of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor and on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera.

lava fountain at the summit of Kīlauea
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023

HVO geologists observed the new eruption within Kīlauea summit caldera during an eruption-monitoring overflight the morning of September 11, 2023. Multiple minor fountains remain active in the eastern portion of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor and on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera.

HVO geologists observed the new eruption within Kīlauea summit caldera during an eruption-monitoring overflight the morning of September 11, 2023. Multiple minor fountains remain active in the eastern portion of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor and on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera.

lava fountains at the summit of Kīlauea with black and glowing lava in the foreground
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023

HVO geologists observed the new eruption within Kīlauea summit caldera during an eruption-monitoring overflight the morning of September 11, 2023. Multiple minor fountains remain active in the eastern portion of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor and on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera.

HVO geologists observed the new eruption within Kīlauea summit caldera during an eruption-monitoring overflight the morning of September 11, 2023. Multiple minor fountains remain active in the eastern portion of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor and on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera.

lava fountains at the summit of Kīlauea with black and glowing lava in the foreground
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023

HVO geologists observed the new eruption within Kīlauea summit caldera during an eruption-monitoring overflight the morning of September 11, 2023. Multiple minor fountains remain active in the eastern portion of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor and on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera.

HVO geologists observed the new eruption within Kīlauea summit caldera during an eruption-monitoring overflight the morning of September 11, 2023. Multiple minor fountains remain active in the eastern portion of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor and on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera.

lava fountains at the summit of Kīlauea
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023

HVO geologists observed the new eruption within Kīlauea summit caldera during an eruption-monitoring overflight the morning of September 11, 2023. Multiple minor fountains remain active in the eastern portion of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor and on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera.

HVO geologists observed the new eruption within Kīlauea summit caldera during an eruption-monitoring overflight the morning of September 11, 2023. Multiple minor fountains remain active in the eastern portion of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor and on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera.

lava fountains at the summit of Kīlauea
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption - September 11, 2023

HVO geologists observed the new eruption within Kīlauea summit caldera during an eruption-monitoring overflight the morning of September 11, 2023. Multiple minor fountains remain active in the eastern portion of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor and on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera.

HVO geologists observed the new eruption within Kīlauea summit caldera during an eruption-monitoring overflight the morning of September 11, 2023. Multiple minor fountains remain active in the eastern portion of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor and on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera.

Color image of eruption in caldera Kīlauea summit eruption overflight video - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption overflight video - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption overflight video - September 11, 2023

The new eruption at the summit of Kīlauea volcano continues. Numerous fountains remain active on the downdropped block east of Halema‘uma‘u crater, with lava pouring west onto the crater floor.

The new eruption at the summit of Kīlauea volcano continues. Numerous fountains remain active on the downdropped block east of Halema‘uma‘u crater, with lava pouring west onto the crater floor.

Color photograph of scientist and lava Kīlauea summit eruption sampling - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption sampling - September 11, 2023
Kīlauea summit eruption sampling - September 11, 2023

During the morning of September 11, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists conducted an overflight of the new eruption within the Kīlauea summit caldera. The eruption is occurring in the east portion of Halemaʻumaʻu crater and on the downdropped block to the east, which formed during the 2018 summit collapse.

During the morning of September 11, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists conducted an overflight of the new eruption within the Kīlauea summit caldera. The eruption is occurring in the east portion of Halemaʻumaʻu crater and on the downdropped block to the east, which formed during the 2018 summit collapse.

Lava erupting from the caldera New vents erupting at Kīlauea volcano summit - September 11, 2023
New vents erupting at Kīlauea volcano summit - September 11, 2023
New vents erupting at Kīlauea volcano summit - September 11, 2023

During an HVO eruption monitoring overflight on September 11, 2023, HVO geologist were able to land on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera. They observed the line of erupting vents, several of which are visible in this video, as they searched for a safe location to collect a lava sample.

During an HVO eruption monitoring overflight on September 11, 2023, HVO geologist were able to land on the downdropped block within Kīlauea's summit caldera. They observed the line of erupting vents, several of which are visible in this video, as they searched for a safe location to collect a lava sample.

Lava erupting from the caldera B1cam captures the onset of Kīlauea summit eruption - September 10, 2023
B1cam captures the onset of Kīlauea summit eruption - September 10, 2023
B1cam captures the onset of Kīlauea summit eruption - September 10, 2023

The B1cam, located on the east margin of the down-dropped block within Kīlauea caldera, captured the start of another eruption at the summit of Kīlauea volcano that began at 3:13 p.m. on September 10, 2023. This video shows a lava fountain bursting from a degassing area in the eastern portion of Halemaʻumaʻu crater, with the downdropped block in the foreground.

The B1cam, located on the east margin of the down-dropped block within Kīlauea caldera, captured the start of another eruption at the summit of Kīlauea volcano that began at 3:13 p.m. on September 10, 2023. This video shows a lava fountain bursting from a degassing area in the eastern portion of Halemaʻumaʻu crater, with the downdropped block in the foreground.