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Photo and Video Chronology – Kīlauea – October 29, 2021

October 29, 2021

The ongoing eruption at Kīlauea's summit began at 3:21 p.m. HST on September 29, 2021. Lava activity is currently confined within Halema'uma'u crater. Gas emissions and seismic activity at the summit remain elevated. HVO field crews—equipped with specialized safety gear—monitor the eruption from within the closed area of Hawai‘i Volc

HVO scientists collect detailed data to assess hazards and understand how the eruption is evolving at Kīlauea's summit, all of which are shared with the National Park Service and emergency managers. Access to this hazardous area is by permission from, and in coordination with, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Kīlauea summit one year thermal video

It has been one month since the new eruption began in Halema'uma'u. Over the past year at Kīlauea summit there has been a water lake and two eruptions within Halema'uma'u crater.This time-lapse video made from the F1cam thermal camera, shows the changes within Halema'uma'u over the past year, from October 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. to October 28, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. There is about one image used every 8 hours.

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