Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai'i

Live image of Kīlauea Volcano

Kīlauea Volcano is the youngest volcano on the island of Hawai'i. It is located on the southeastern portion of the island next to the larger Mauna Loa. There have been 34 eruptions since 1952 with a great deal of activity since 1983. Even today, you may visit the volcano and see super-heated lava moving towards the beaches.

This camera is located at the Pu'u `O'o crater and is the only way you can see these active vents. Visitors are not allowed in this area of the park because of the extreme danger and unpredictability of the volcano. This image shows the East Pond Vent on the left side and the January Vent on the right side. Even as recently as August 2005, the vents were spattering lava.

This live webcam image is from Hawai'i Vocano Observatory located only feet from the Pu`u `O`o vent on Kīlauea Volcano. Kīlauea is one of the few active volcanoes in the United States. You may view the home page of the observatory at http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/.

Link: Hawai'i Volcano Observatory (USDA Forest Service)

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