A collapse event occurred at the summit of Kilauea on the morning of July 24, 2018, at 6:41 a.m. HST, releasing energy equivalent to a magnitude-5.3 earthquake, which is similar to that released by previous collapse events. In this video, watch as the event unfolds from the perspective of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s live-stream camera.
At 6:41:08 (time stamp at upper left), a small tree along the right margin of the video begins to sway.
At 6:41:10, a pressure wave passes through the steam plume in the crater, and light is reflected back to the camera.
At 6:41:11, a rockfall begins on the South Sulphur Banks, a distant light-colored scarp on the left.