Kilauea eruption: ‘Deciding whether it’s over is a dynamic question’

Lava fountaining and effusion in Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea, paused abruptly around 4 p.m. on Monday, June 19. This USGS comparison shows activity at the southwest wall eruptive vent the day before (left), and the same spot just after activity paused on Monday (right).


With another Kilauea eruption on pause, geologists are unsure when the volcano will resume activity.