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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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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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Halemaʻumaʻu, lava lake, and down-dropped block [KWcam]

Live panorama of Halemaʻumaʻu, lava lake, and down-dropped block from the west rim of the new summit collapse features.

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

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Thermal image of Halemaʻumaʻu and lava lake [F1cam]

Live thermal image of Halemaʻumaʻu and the lava lake from the west rim of the new summit collapse features.

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

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Kīlauea Caldera from HVO Observation Tower [KIcam]

Live panorama of Kaluapele (Kīlauea caldera) from HVO Observation Tower

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

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Kīlauea Summit from Mauna Loa Road [KPcam]

View from Mauna Loa Road looking at the Kīlauea summit to document volcanic eruption plumes.

Courtesy USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

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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]

Temporary research camera located on Maunaulu, looking northeast.

Courtesy USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

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Puʻuʻōʻō West Flank [PWcam]

This image is from a research camera positioned on the northwest flank of Puʻuʻōʻō, looking southwest.

Courtesy of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

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Puʻuʻōʻō South Flank [PScam]

This image is from a temporary research camera positioned just south of Puʻuʻōʻō, looking north at the southern flank of the cone.

Courtesy of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

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Puʻuʻōʻō East Flank [PEcam]

This image is from a temporary research camera positioned northeast of Puʻuʻōʻō, on Puʻu Halulu, looking southwest toward the northeast flank of Puʻuʻōʻō.

Courtesy of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

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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 from the Northwest Rim [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 from the Northwest Rim [MTcam]

This image is from a temporary thermal camera located on the north rim of the Mauna Loa 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).

Courtesy of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

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Mauna Loa 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.

Courtesy of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

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Middle of Mauna Loa Southwest Rift Zone [M2cam]

This image is from a research camera positioned on a cone in the Southwest Rift Zone of Mauna Loa 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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Upper Part of Mauna Loa Southwest Rift Zone [M3cam]

This image is from a research camera positioned on a cone on the Southwest Rift Zone of Mauna Loa 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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Mauna Loa's Summit and Northeast Rift Zone from Mauna Kea [MKcam]

This image is from a research camera positioned on Mauna Kea. The camera looks south toward the summit and Northeast Rift Zone of Mauna Loa.

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