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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.

Learn more about Kīlauea or get updates on current activity.

Disclaimer: The webcams are operational 24/7 and faithfully record the dark of night if there are no sources of incandescence or other lights. Thermal webcams record heat rather than light and get better views through volcanic gas. At times, clouds and rain obscure visibility. The cameras are subject to sporadic breakdown, and may not be repaired immediately. Some cameras are observing an area that is off-limits to the general public because of significant volcanic hazards.

 
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West vent in Halemaʻumaʻu and lava lake - [V1cam]

Live view of the west vent in Halemaʻumaʻu and the lava lake, from the northwest rim of the caldera, looking south [V1cam].

Courtesy of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.  Note: this view is not from a publicly accessible area.

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Kīlauea summit thermal from the west rim of the summit caldera, looking east

Live Panorama of Halemaʻumaʻu - thermal image from the west rim of the summit caldera, looking east [F1cam].

Courtesy of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.  Note: this view is not from a publicly accessible area.

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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].

Courtesy of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.  Note: this view is not from a publicly accessible area.

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Halemaʻumaʻu crater and lava lake [S1cam]

Live view of Halemaʻumaʻu - temporary webcam image showing the crater lava lake [S1cam].

Courtesy of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.  Note: this view is not from a publicly accessible area.

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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.

 
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Maunaulu Cam [MUcam]

Live Panorama of Maunaulu Cam from [MUcam].

Courtesy of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

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Puʻuʻōʻō West Flank from Puʻuʻōʻō [PWcam]

This image is from a research camera positioned on the northwest flank of Puʻuʻōʻō, looking southwest. On the morning of May 24, 2016, this camera was rotated to be pointed northeast to follow a new breakout on the east flank of Puʻuʻōʻō.

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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.

 
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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.

Courtesy of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

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Mokuʻāweoweo Caldera Thermal [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 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.

Courtesy of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

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Mauna Loa's Summit and Northeast Rift Zone from Mauna Kea [MKcam]

Live Image of Mauna Loa's Summit and Northeast Rift Zone from Mauna Kea [MKcam].

Courtesy USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

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The Upper Part of Mauna Loa's Southwest Rift Zone [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.

Courtesy of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

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The Middle Part of Mauna Loa's Southwest Rift Zone [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.

Courtesy of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

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Last updated: October 3, 2022

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