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.
This image is from a research camera located on the down-dropped block in Kīlauea caldera and east rim of Halemaʻumaʻu crater within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. The camera is looking west towards Halemaʻumaʻu crater.
Live view of Halemaʻumaʻu - temporary webcam image showing the crater lava lake; view is from the south rim of Halema‘uma‘u, looking northwest [S1cam]. Disclaimer: The webcams are operational 24/7 and faithfully record the dark of night if there are no sources of incandescence or other lights.
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. Mauna Loa began erupting on November 27, 2022 at 11:30 PM. Visit the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on the latest eruption developments. This is the first Mauna Loa eruption since 1984. Read more about Mauna Loa.
Live Image of Mauna Loa's Summit and Northeast Rift Zone from Mauna Kea [MK2cam].
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.
Last updated: September 11, 2023