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Live panorama images of Pu`u `O`o's crater

Aerial view of Pu`u `O`o crater and camera site (circle), Kilauea volcano, Hawai'iDo you want to see what is going on in the crater of Pu`u `O`o, Kilauea's erupting vent? Then check out the new panorama image from a camera (circled in both photographs) located on the north rim of Pu`u `O`o's crater. The images are refreshed every five minutes. You will always find a link to the panorama on the Kilauea update page. We caution you to view the panorama in the overall context of what is happening at Kilauea Volcano. We urge you to always refer to the Kilauea update when viewing the panorama.

Aerial view of camera site on north rim of Pu`u `O`o, Kilauea volcano, Hawai'i The camera is subject to sporadic breakdown, and its remote location makes immediate repair impossible. Cameras can be where people should not. Pu`u `O`o is off-limits to the general public because of multiple and significant volcanic hazards.

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  panorama of Hualalai volcano with Kohala and Mauna Kea in background
Photograph by E. Endo
May 12, 2005
The Big Island of Hawaii is made up of five volcanoes, Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualalai, Mauna Loa, and Kilauea. From the top of Hualalai Volcano, you get a spectacular view of the other volcanoes on the Big Island, (and Haleakala on Maui).
Hualalai is the third youngest and third-most historically active volcano on the Island of Hawai`i. Six different vents erupted lava between the late 1700s and 1801, two of which generated lava flows that poured into the sea on the west coast of the island. The Keahole Airport, located 11 km north of Kailua-Kona, is built on the most recent flow. For information on Hualalai, click here.

Top: Spectacular view of the panorama from Hualalai volcano, looking at Kohala Mountain on the left and Mauna Kea volcano on the right. Look closely to the far left on the large image, and you will see Kawaihae Harbor between Kohala Mountain and Hualalai.

Bottom: Road on Hualalai, looking at Mauna Loa volcano.

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  Road on Hualalai with Mauna Loa in background
Photograph by E. Endo
May 12, 2005


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