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USGS Volcano Status Messages:
Cleveland Daily Update issued Jul 23, 2014 11:20 Volcano Alert Level ADVISORY - Aviation Color Code YELLOW
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USGS Kilauea Webcam

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Kilauea Volcano, Halema'uma'u Crater


Map by J. Johnson, 2000
Simplified map of Kilauea Volcano showing the summit caldera, southwest and east rift zones, Pu`u `O`o, roads, and several communities located on the volcano's flanks. From USGS

Halema`uma`u gas plume becomes ash-laden.
Halema`uma`u gas plume becomes ash-laden. March 24, 2008 Photo by M. Sako (Photo from USGS)

Infrared Satellite image - click for loop
Infrared Satellite image - click for loop


Kilauea is one of the world's most active volcanoes, but it is of the sort that tends to ooze lava more often than it explodes. Until March 19, 2008, the last explosive eruption from the Halema'uma'u Crater, the summit crater, occurred in 1924. But starting on March 19, a small explosion from the crater rained rock and ash over the summit. The explosion heralded further activity at the summit, including a two to four fold increase in the amount of sulfur dioxide seeping from the volcano. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory warned on March 28 that sulfur dioxide concentrations in the air downwind from the volcano were likely to be hazardous, particularly to children or those with asthma or other breathing difficulties. Even before the March 19 explosion, elevated sulfur dioxide levels prompted the National Park Service to close part of Crater Rim Drive starting in mid-February.

Current Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Conditions from National Park Service


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Recent Volcano Observatory Activity Reports from USGS


Cleveland Daily Update issued Jul 23, 2014 11:20 Volcano Alert Level ADVISORY - Aviation Color Code YELLOW
Satellite observations obscured by clouds over the past day. AVO has received no reports from pilots or mariners of any unusual activity. Details...

Pavlof Daily Update issued Jul 23, 2014 11:20 Volcano Alert Level ADVISORY - Aviation Color Code YELLOW
Satellite and web camera observations obscured by clouds. No significant activity noted in seismic data. Details...

Semisopochnoi Daily Update issued Jul 23, 2014 11:20 Volcano Alert Level ADVISORY - Aviation Color Code YELLOW
Earthquakes continue to be recorded, but are decreasing in number and magnitude. Satellite observations obscured by clouds over the past day. AVO has received no reports from pilots or mariners of any unusual activity. Details...

Shishaldin Daily Update issued Jul 23, 2014 11:20 Volcano Alert Level WATCH - Aviation Color Code ORANGE
Low-level eruptive activity continues. Satellite and web camera observations mostly obscured by clouds. No significant activity noted in seismic data. Details...

Kilauea Daily Update issued Jul 23, 2014 08:44 Volcano Alert Level WATCH - Aviation Color Code ORANGE
Activity Summary: Kīlauea continued to erupt at its summit and within the East Rift Zone, and gas emissions remained elevated. There was no significant change in tilt recorded at the summit, and the lava lake level was relatively steady. At the middle East Rift Zone, lava flows continued to erupt from the northeast flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō cone, spreading to the northeast. Recent Summit Observations: Summit tiltmeters recorded no significant change in tilt over the past 24 hours. The lava lake level was relatively steady, hovering between 30 and 35 m ... Details...