Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
August 12, 2014 Lava Flow Map. Click image to view larger. (Map Courtesy USGS - Hawaiian Volcano Observatory)
Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Service Updates
Web updates are regularly posted on the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park’s lava activity and conditions web page, and can be viewed by clicking here.
County of Hawaii Lava Viewing Area Hotline
The phone line is updated daily with current lava viewing hours and conditions for the County’s Lava Viewing Area located in Kalapana overlooking Kīlauea’s east rift zone.
Call: (808) 961-8093
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Updates
Web updates, volcano status reports and observations are posted daily to the USGS’s Kīlauea eruption web page. This information from the United States Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory can be viewed by clicking here.
USGS Live Volcanoes Webcams
Click here to visit the United States Geological Survey’s webcam page of their website to see both Halema’uma’u and Pu’u ‘Ō’ō eruption activity live.
Halemaʻumaʻu’s molten lava lake is at a relatively high level. Seen from above, and taken on August 16, 2013, the current rising lava lake within Halema’uma’u was recorded at only 115 feet (35 m) below the floor crater’s floor. Just how big is Hale’ma’uma’u’s lava lake? The lake is about 720 feet (220 m) long and 525 feet (160 m) wide – the area of about 21 Olympic-sized pools!
Photo above: View of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, looking southwest, as photographed on January 2014. The vent for the Kahaualeʻa 2 flow is on the near side, close to the center of the photograph, obscured by white fume. The Kahaualeʻa 2 lava tube that is supplying lava to the flow front in the State’s forest reserve goes down the north flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō cone, and is marked by a line of fume extending towards the lower right corner of the photo. The lava tube that supplied the Peace Day flow, now inactive, extends to the southeast (towards the lower left corner of the photo) and is marked by a line of faint fume sources.