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The Pacific Region has nine USGS Science Centers in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. The Regional Office, headquartered in Sacramento, provides Center oversight and support, facilitates internal and external collaborations, and works to further USGS strategic science directions.

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Episode 61 flow: February 8, 2012...
February 8, 2012

Map showing the extent of lava flows erupted during Kîlauea's ongoing east rift zone eruption and labeled with the years in which they were active.

Episode 61 flow: January 26, 2012...
January 26, 2012

Map showing the extent of lava flows erupted during Kīlauea’s ongoing east rift zone eruption and labeled with the years in which they were active.

Episode 61 (Peace Day) flow: January 12, 2012...
January 12, 2012

Map showing lava flows erupted during Kīlauea’s ongoing east rift zone eruption and labeled with the years in which they were active.

Kīlauea East Rift Zone Eruption Map: December 27, 2011...
December 27, 2011

Map showing the extent of lava flows erupted during Kīlauea's ongoing east rift zone eruption and labeled with the years in which they were active.

Kīlauea East Rift Zone Eruption Map: December 13, 2011...
December 13, 2011

Map showing the extent of lava flows erupted during Kīlauea's ongoing east rift zone eruption and labeled with the years in which they were active.

Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and Episode 61 flow field: December 2, 2011...
December 2, 2011

Map showing Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and the extent of nearby lava flows.

Kīlauea East Rift Zone Eruption Map: December 2, 2011...
December 2, 2011

Map showing the extent of lava flows erupted during Kīlauea's ongoing east rift zone eruption and labeled with the years in which they were active.

Kīlauea East Rift Zone Eruption Map: November 21, 2011...
November 21, 2011

Map showing the extent of lava flows erupted during Kīlauea's ongoing east rift zone eruption and labeled with the years in which they were active.

Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and Episode 61 flow field: November 21, 2011...
November 21, 2011

Map showing Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and the extent of nearby lava flows.

Kīlauea East Rift Zone Eruption Map: November 10, 2011...
November 10, 2011

Map showing the extent of lava flows erupted during Kīlauea's ongoing east rift zone eruption and labeled with the years in which they were active.

Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and Episode 61 flow field: November 10, 2011...
November 10, 2011

Map showing Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and the extent of nearby lava flows.

Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and Episode 61 flow field: November 3, 2011...
November 3, 2011

Map showing Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and the extent of nearby lava flows.

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Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Mobile Cam 3 from [R3cam]
September 9, 2020

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Mobile Cam 3 from [R3cam]

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Mobile Cam 3 from [R3cam]

This image is from a research camera positioned on the southeast flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, looking toward the northeast and lower east rift zone.

Disclaimer: 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

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Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Mauna Ulu Cam from [MUcam]
September 9, 2020

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Mauna Ulu Cam from [MUcam]

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Mauna Ulu Cam from [MUcam]. This image is from a temporary research camera located on Mauna Ulu, looking northeast.

Disclaimer: he 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 through

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Live Panorama of Fissures in Leilani Estates Puʻu Honuaula [PGcam]
September 9, 2020

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Fissures in Leilani Estates [PGcam]

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Fissures in Leilani Estates Puʻu Honuaula [PGcam].

This image is from atop Puʻu Honuaula looking southwest towards Leilani Estates. Fissure 22 is on the far left, and Puʻu Kaliu is the cone left of center on the skyline. The fissure 8 channel wraps from the center of the image to the lower right side of the image.

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Last 24 Hours - Holei Pali from Holei Pali [HPcam]
September 9, 2020

Last 24 Hours - Holei Pali from Holei Pali [HPcam]

Last 24 Hours - Holei Pali from Holei Pali [HPcam] 

This image is from a research camera positioned on Holei Pali, looking east towards Kalapana.

Disclaimer: 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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Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Alaʻili Steaming [L1cam]
September 9, 2020

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Alaʻili Steaming [L1cam]

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Alaʻili Steaming [L1cam]

This is an eastward looking view from 'I'ilewa Crater in the Ala'ili neighborhood. Steam continues to expand north and west, slowly killing the vegetation.

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

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Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Mokuʻāweoweo Caldera Thermal [MTcam]
September 9, 2020

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Mokuʻāweoweo Caldera Thermal [MTcam]

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Mokuʻāweoweo Caldera Thermal from the Northwest Rim [MTcam]

This image is from a temporary thermal camera located on the north rim of Mauna Loa's summit caldera. 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

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Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Mokuʻāweoweo Caldera from South Rim [MOcam]
September 9, 2020

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Mokuʻāweoweo Caldera [MOcam]

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Mokuʻāweoweo Caldera from South Rim [MOcam]

This image is from a research camera positioned on the south rim of Mokuʻāweoweo, Mauna Loa's summit caldera, in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. The camera looks north-northwest, focusing on the southern part of the caldera. The 1940 cone is just right of center; the 1949 cone is on the

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Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of South Pit from South Rim [SPcam]
September 9, 2020

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of South Pit from South Rim [SPcam]

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of South Pit from South Rim [SPcam]

This image is from a research camera positioned on the south rim of Mokuʻāweoweo, Mauna Loa's summit caldera, in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. The camera looks west-southwest, across South Pit, focusing on the south part of Mauna Loa's summit region and upper Southwest Rift Zone.

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Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Mokuʻāweoweo Caldera [MLcam]
September 9, 2020

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Mokuʻāweoweo Caldera [MLcam]

This image is from a temporary research camera positioned on the north rim of Mokuʻāweoweo, the summit caldera of Mauna Loa volcano by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. If you look carefully around early morning or late evening, you may see a few thermal areas emitting steam. 

Disclaimer: The webcams are operational 24/7 and faithfully record the dark of night

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Last 24 Hours - Live thermal image of Halemaʻumaʻu
September 9, 2020

Last 24 Hours - [F1cam]

Last 24 Hours - Live thermal image of Halemaʻumaʻu from the west rim of the new summit collapse features [F1cam]

Disclaimer: 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 through volcanic gas. At times, clouds and

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Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Mauna Loa's Northeast Rift Zone [M1cam]
September 9, 2020

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Mauna Loa's Northeast Rift [M1cam]

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of Mauna Loa's Northeast Rift Zone from HVO Observation Tower [M1cam]

This image is from a research camera positioned in the observation tower at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. The camera looks northwest toward the summit and Northeast Rift Zone of Mauna Loa.

Disclaimer: The webcams are operational 24/7 and faithfully record

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Live image of Halemaʻumaʻu from the west rim of Kīlauea [K3cam]
September 9, 2020

Last 24 Hours - Live image of Halemaʻumaʻu from the west rim [K3cam]

Last 24 Hours - Live image of Halemaʻumaʻu from the west rim of Kīlauea Caldera [K3cam].

Disclaimer: 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 through volcanic gas. At times, clouds and rain obscure visibility.

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USGS
May 14, 2018

Addresses speculative stories, rumors and blogs about the stability of the south flank of Kīlauea and the potential for a catastrophic collapse that could generate a Pacific-wide tsunami.

distribution of ballistics and tephra from the 1924 phreatic explosions
May 11, 2018

Last week's Volcano Watch focused on the East Rift Zone eruption, which continues to impact the lower Puna District on the Island of Hawai‘i. Changes in the eruption are occurring daily, if not hourly, so by the time you read this article, the situation will likely have changed. Nevertheless, here's the status of the eruption as of Friday, May 11 (when this was written):

Screencapture of the International Volcanic Health Hazard Network V...
May 11, 2018

The International Volcanic Health Hazard Network (IVHHN) has a new resource for the current eruptive activity and associated hazards at Kīlauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone and summit. Find it at https://vog.ivhhn.org

Short-lived explosion at Halema‘uma‘u crater, 8:27 a.m. HST...
May 9, 2018

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

USGS
May 9, 2018

The steady lowering of the lava lake in "Overlook crater" within HALEMAUMAU at the summit of KILAUEA Volcano has raised the potential for explosive eruptions in the coming weeks.

Glowing lava flowing down a stream channel with tall rock banks.People watch from the bank tops.
May 8, 2018

Representatives of the news media are invited to join a telephone briefing for the latest updates on Kīlauea's volcanic activity and its impacts.

At 03:00 HST. Looking southwest down Leilani Street just off the i...
May 8, 2018

Cracks and fissures in lower East Rift Zone

Halema‘uma‘u lava lake level continues to drop...
May 7, 2018

Kīlauea East Rift Zone Eruption—Day 5

eruption in Leilani Estates in the lower Puna District
May 6, 2018

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory was unable to issue "Volcano Watch" by its regular Thursday deadline on May 3 due to unfolding events on Kīlauea Volcano. Little did we know that Friday would be even more hectic.

View of new fissure from Luana Street near fissure 2 and 7, Leilani...
May 5, 2018

View of new fissure from Luana Street near fissure 2 and 7, Leilani Estates