Volcano Live Cams

Live Cams Inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park & Fissure 8

  • Live Panorama of Kīlauea Caldera - East Wide Angle from HVO Observation Tower
    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.

  • Kīlauea CalderaFrom HVO Observation Tower
    This image is from a research camera mounted in the observation tower at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. The camera is looking SSE towards the active vent in Halemaʻumaʻu, 1.9 km (1.2 miles) from the webcam. Halemaʻumaʻu was approximately 1 km (0.6 mi) across and about 85 m (~280 ft) deep. The crater is now 1 X 1.3 km or 0.6 to 0.8 mi in dimension--the short dimension is in line with the camera view and the longer dimension is laterally from the camera view. The depth on June 15 was 370 m (1,210 ft).

  • Kīlauea Volcano, East Rift Zone - Fissure 8 coneFrom the northeast
    This image is from a temporary research camera positioned northeast of the Fissure 8 cone, looking into the crater.