Volcano Watch: Remote cameras provide new views of new eruptions

  • USGS image Image of a webcam deployed to monitor the 2022 Northeast Rift Zone eruption of Mauna Loa.

Real-time views of an eruption site are a vital source of information for emergency managers, so webcams are one of the most important tools in an eruption crisis. HVO maintains a network of continuously operating webcams across Mauna Loa and Kilauea, which have provided views of recent eruptions at these volcanoes.