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Clear day view of PO cam

[POcam] Puʻu ʻŌʻō Crater Single Frame from the North Rim

This image is from a temporary research camera positioned on the north rim of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, looking into the crater. The current crater is about 250 m (~275 yds) across.

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The webcams are operational 24/7 and faithfully record the dark of night if there are no sources of incandescence or other lights. Thermal webcams record heat rather

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Wide Angle from HVO Observation Tower

[KW2cam] - Halemaʻumaʻu - Wide Angle

Live Panorama of Halemaʻumaʻu - Wide Angle from HVO Observation Tower [KW2cam].

HVO geologist Matthew Patrick being interviewed on the Kīlauea lava...

Geologist Matthew Patrick being interviewed on the Kīlauea lava-flo...

HVO geologist Matthew Patrick being interviewed on the Kīlauea lava-flow field for a documentary about Hawaiian volcanism. Growing lava delta (left background) steaming at the point of ocean entry.

Thermal view of PT cam

[PTcam] Puʻu ʻŌʻō Crater Thermal from the North Rim

This image is from a temporary thermal camera positioned on the northwest flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, looking southeast at Puʻu ʻŌʻō's summit crater. The temperature scale is in degrees Celsius up to a maximum of 500 degrees (932 degrees Fahrenheit) for this camera model, and scales automatically based on the maximum and minimum temperatures within the frame. Thick fume, image

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Panorama of Halemaʻumaʻu from the west rim of Kīlauea Caldera

[K3cam] - Halemaʻumaʻu

Live image of Halemaʻumaʻu from the west rim of Kīlauea Caldera [K3cam].

Changes at Halema`uma`u Over Time

This is a comparison of photos taken from the same location in the Volcano House on May 19 and June 13, 2018. The focal length of the lens for each photo is almost the same. The photos show the enlargement of Halema‘uma‘u laterally and vertically. Note how much lower the rim is relative to the tree in the lower photo.

Map of Kīlauea Volcano showing the south-southeast motion, as recor...

Map of Kīlauea showing the south-SE motion, as recorded by continuo...

Map of Kīlauea Volcano showing the south-southeast motion, as recorded by continuous GPS sites (arrows), and earthquake epicenter between February 1-3, 2010.

HVO scientist conducts an interview at the summit of Kīlauea Volcan...

HVO scientist conducts interview at summit of Kīlauea in 2011

HVO scientist conducts an interview at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano in 2011

Clear day view of PN cam

[PNcam] Puʻu ʻŌʻō North Flank from the North Rim

This image is from a research camera positioned on the northwest flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, looking northeast toward the active flow field.

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The webcams are operational 24/7 and faithfully record the dark of night if there are no sources of incandescence or other lights. Thermal webcams record heat rather than light and get better views

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Image: Endangered Hawaiian Hoary Bat

Endangered Hawaiian Hoary Bat

An endangered Hawaiian hoary bat, a species that is sometimes killed by wind turbines. USGS scientists from Hawaii and Colorado are devising a way to directly observe bat occurrence and behavior at wind turbines using a video system composed of high-powered illuminators and near-infrared cameras.  This new approach images the full rotor-swept areas of wind turbines for

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Panorama of Mauna Ulu

[MUcam] - Mauna Ulu Cam

Live Panorama of Mauna Ulu Cam from [MUcam].

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USGS
June 28, 1996

Each year, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory records thousands of earthquakes with its island-wide network of seismographs. Often, many of these earthquakes are directly related to volcanic activity and indicate movement of magma beneath the summits or rift zones of the volcanoes. 

Lava breakouts reach the sea...
June 14, 1996

The eruption along Kīlauea's East Rift Zone continues after a pause from May 30 to June 4. Over a period of 18 hours on May 29-30, lava gradually stopped issuing into the tube system from the vent on the flank of the Pu`u `O`o cone.

USGS
June 8, 1996

When Polynesian voyagers reached Hawaii, they found volcanic islands much like their homeland in the South Pacific. Geologically speaking, the Marquesas, Tuamotus, Society Islands, Cook Islands, and Austral Islands are about the same age and made of the same kind of volcanic rocks as are the Hawaiian islands. 

USGS
June 1, 1996

Sometimes great things happen when you get the right people together! Recently, the U.S. Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program sponsored a workshop on gas geochemistry, which includes the study of the type and amount of gas coming out of volcanoes.

USGS
May 12, 1996

This month marks the 72nd anniversary of the last large explosive eruption of Kīlauea Volcano. The atypical "Hawaiian" eruption occurred in Halema'uma'u Crater when groundwater came into contact with hot rocks surrounding the magma. 

USGS
May 11, 1996

As geologists working at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, we give many talks about the current eruption of Kīlauea, and people in the audience typically ask lots of questions about how volcanoes behave and how we attempt to predict that behavior.

USGS
May 3, 1996

Last week scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) began their annual ground deformation surveys at the summit of Mauna Loa Volcano. Comprehensive monitoring of ground deformation and earthquake activity (seismicity) provides the most reliable criteria for forecasting volcanic eruptions.
 

Experiment helps show how calderas are created...
April 27, 1996

Visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are treated to spectacular views of Kīlauea caldera and Halema'uma'u pit crater from the many summit overlooks.

USGS
April 20, 1996

As summer is quickly approaching, it seems appropriate to write about the student worker and volunteer programs at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. 

New ocean entry for lava...
April 12, 1996

The latest development in Kīlauea's ongoing eruption is a new ocean entry near Lae`apuki inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

USGS
April 5, 1996

When visitors to this island arrive at the Keahole airport and travel along the Queen Ka'ahumanu highway to a hotel in south Kohala, they cannot help but notice the bare, black, glistening fields of lava. The flows, with their glassy surfaces, appear to have erupted yesterday.
 

USGS
March 29, 1996

On Monday, April 1, 1996, scientists, historians, and public officials from Japan and the United States will convene in Hilo for a symposium to commemorate the 50th and 100th anniversaries of the disastrous tsunami earthquakes in the Aleutian Islands and in Sanriku, Japan, respectively.