On a visit to Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, KCI’s President met with one of our KCI ‘ohana to enjoy a truly spectacular show of Pele – the Kīlauea volcano is erupting! (According to legend, Pele is a volcano deity, an elemental force, and the creator of Hawaiian volcanic landscapes.)
At approximately 4:44 a.m. HST on June 7, 2023, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory detected glow in Kīlauea summit webcam images indicating that an eruption had commenced within the Halemaʻumaʻu crater in Kīlauea’s summit caldera.
The opening phases of eruptions are dynamic. Webcam imagery shows fissures at the base of Halemaʻumaʻu crater generating lava flows on the surface of the crater floor. The activity is confined to the crater and there are currently no hazards.
See the incredible photos attached. Additionally, check out the USGS LIVE WEBCAM of the crater here to watch activity in real time.
(Credit: Nicole Moylan)