Volcano Watch: Halema‘uma‘u’s 1967-68 eruption: Another crater-filler

Aerial image of eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu at Kilauea Volcano's summit taken during an overflight at approximately 7:30 a.m. on September 30, 2021. In this image, multiple active fountaining sources are visible in the central and western portions of Halemaʻumaʻu. The maximum fountain height at that date was estimated to be 25-30 m (82-98 ft) high. (USGS/K. Mulliken)

A summit eruption of Kīiauea volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, began at approximately 4:44 a.m. on June 7, 2023. Lava is flowing on the crater floor and there are several active vent sources. (Courtesy photo/USGS)

An aerial overview of Halema‘uma‘u crater erupting in early December 1967. (Courtesy photo/USGS)

A telephoto image of vents erupting on the floor of Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kilauea, in 1967. (NPS photo/C. Stoughto).

Kilauea’s activity from 2018 until now has been compared to cycles of summit collapse and refilling prior to 1924. However, Kilauea also exhibited similar behavior during the 1967-68 Halema‘uma‘u eruption.