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Color map of camera network coverage
September 17, 2020

Map of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s current camera network

Map of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s current camera network coverage.   Lava-flow hazard zone 1 is outlined in yellow.   Color-shaded areas are visible to at least one camera in the current network.  We would like to expand the network so that it covers the grey-shaded areas in zone 1 as well.  If your property has a good view of unshaded areas in zone 1, and you

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Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of The Upper Part of Mauna Loa [M3cam]
September 9, 2020

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of The Upper Part of Mauna Loa [M3cam]

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of The Upper Part of Mauna Loa's Southwest Rift Zone from [M3cam]

This image is from a research camera positioned on a cone in Mauna Loa's Southwest Rift Zone in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. The camera looks northeast (upslope), focusing on the upper part of the Southwest Rift Zone. The upper flank of Mauna Loa forms the skyline.

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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 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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Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of The Middle Part of Mauna Loa [M2cam]
September 9, 2020

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of The Middle Part of Mauna Loa [M2cam]

Last 24 Hours - Live Panorama of The Middle Part of Mauna Loa's Southwest Rift Zone from [M2cam]

This image is from a research camera positioned on a cone in Mauna Loa's Southwest Rift Zone in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. The camera looks northeast (upslope), focusing on the middle part of the Southwest Rift Zone. The volcano's summit is at upper right.

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Color graphic showing Mauna Loa historical lava flows, hazard zones, and county districts
June 5, 2020

Map showing subaerial extents of historical Mauna Loa lava flows

Map showing the subaerial extents of historical lava flows from Mauna Loa. Lava flow hazard zones and districts of the County of Hawai‘i are also depicted.

March 18, 2020

Snow at Mauna Loa summit

Stormy weather moved through the islands over the past day, producing snow at the higher elevations of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. This sequence shows the webcam images at the summit of Mauna Loa, and the variable weather throughout the day.

Black and white photograph of bomb on lava flow
March 4, 2020

Aerial view of a bomb detonating on Mauna Loa lava flows

Aerial view of a bomb detonating on Mauna Loa near the source of the 1935 Humu‘ula lava flow on the morning of December 27, 1935. This was one of 20 demolition bombs dropped on the lava flow that morning by the Army Bombing Squadron from Luke Field, O‘ahu.

Black and white photograph of plane with bombs
March 4, 2020

U.S. Army Air Corps biplane prepares to drop bombs on 1935 lava flow

A U.S. Army Air Corps biplane is prepared for a mission to drop bombs on a lava flow advancing toward Hilo during the Mauna Loa 1935 eruption. Below the plane is one of 20 demolition bombs (center) dropped in an attempt to disrupt and redirect the Humu‘ula lava flow, and two of the 20 "pointer bombs" (left and right) that were used for aiming purposes.