All webcams are courtesy USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Kīlauea - Summit Cams
Kīlauea is the youngest and most active volcano on the island of Hawaiʻi, with a consistently active summit caldera that frequently hosts lava lake-style eruptions. According to Native Hawaiian tradition, Halemaʻumaʻu crater is the home of the volcanic deity Pele.
Live Panorama of Halemaʻumaʻu - thermal image from the west rim of the summit caldera, looking east [F1cam].
Halemaʻumaʻu and down-dropped caldera floor; from the west rim of the summit caldera, looking east. [KWcam]
Live Panorama of Halemaʻumaʻu and down-dropped caldera floor from the west rim of the summit caldera, looking east [KWcam].
Kīlauea- East Rift Zone Cams
Radiating out from the summit, Kīlauea has two rift zones stretching to the east and southwest. The east rift is historically the more active of the two, most recently erupting from January 1983 to August 2018.
Mauna Loa Cams
The largest volcano on earth, Mauna Loa is comprised of a main summit caldera called Moku‘āweoweo and three rift zones to the northeast, northwest, and southwest. We are currently in the volcano's longest quiet period since written records have been kept, as it has not erupted since 1984. Read more about Mauna Loa.
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.
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 minimum temperatures on the caldera floor and not the whole frame, which sometimes results in the rim (bottom of image) looking saturated (white). Thick fume, image pixel size and other factors often result in image temperatures being lower than actual surface temperatures. Thermal webcams record in Centigrade, conversions to Fahrenheit are provided here for your convenience: 20°C=68°F, 40°C=104°F, 60°C=140°F, 80°C=176°F.
Live Image of Mauna Loa's Summit and Northeast Rift Zone from Mauna Kea [MKcam].
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.
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.
Last updated: October 3, 2022