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Date published: December 22, 2020

December 21, 2020—Kīlauea summit interferogram

This “interferogram” was created from satellite radar data acquired over Kīlauea Volcano on December 6 and 21 (at 6 PM HST each day). The colored fringes show ground deformation that occurred during that 15-day period. Each fringe is equivalent to about 1.55 cm (0.6 in) of ground deformation towards or away from the satellite.

Date published: December 22, 2020

December 21, 2020—Kīlauea summit eruption lava lake depth map

Kīlauea summit eruption lava lake depth map generated from December 21, 2020 imagery

Date published: December 22, 2020

December 21, 2020—Kīlauea summit eruption thermal map

December 21, 2020—Kīlauea summit eruption thermal map constructed from aerial imagery

Date published: November 23, 2020

November 23, 2020—Kīlauea 2018 lower East Rift Zone lava flow thicknesses

Final map of Kīlauea 2018 lower East Rift Zone lava flow thicknesses

Date published: September 25, 2020

September 23, 2020—Updated aerial map of Kīlauea summit

The September 23, 2020, overflight provided aerial photos of Kīlauea's summit that were used to construct an updated map.

Date published: May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020—Thermal map of Kīlauea summit

The May 29 overflight provided updated thermal images of Kīlauea summit, covering the caldera floor and showing the warm surface of the water lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater. No significant changes were observed in the surface temperature of Kīlauea's summit crater lake. Small hotspots are also present on the walls of Halema‘uma‘u due to fumaroles.

Date published: May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020—Updated aerial map of Kīlauea summit

The May 29 overflight provided updated aerial photographs of Kīlauea summit, covering the caldera floor and showing the current size of the water lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater. The water lake has a surface area of approximately 25,000 square meters (6.2 acres), which is more than double the area measured in late December, when it was 11,000 square meters (2.7 acres).

Date published: May 20, 2020

Comparing Kīlauea's summit before and after the 2018 collapse

This series of maps compares aerial imagery collected prior to Kīlauea's 2018 summit collapse and the "Geologic Map of the Summit Region of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaii" (Dutton and others, 2007; Neal and others, 2003)—created before Kīlauea's 2018 summit collapse—with aerial imagery collected after the 2018 summit collapse and a preliminary update to Kīlauea's summit geologic map.

Date published: December 18, 2019

December 18, 2019, updated aerial map of Kīlauea summit

The December 18, 2019, overflight provided updated aerial photographs of Kīlauea summit, covering the caldera floor and showing the current size of the water pond in Halema‘uma‘u crater.

Date published: December 18, 2019

Thermal map of Kīlauea summit - December 18, 2019

The December 18 overflight provided updated thermal images of Kīlauea summit, covering the caldera floor and showing the warm surface of the water pond in Halema‘uma‘u crater.

Date published: August 31, 2019

Thermal map of Kīlauea lower East Rift Zone lava flow field

This preliminary thermal map shows relative surface temperatures across Kīlauea's 2018 lower East Rift Zone lava flow field.

Date published: August 22, 2019

Thermal map of Kīlauea summit

This thermal map was constructed from 1008 images collected by a thermal camera during a helicopter overflight on August 22, 2019.