Drone Footage Shows Steam Rising From Kilauea Crater

New drone footage shows steam rising from Kilauea volcano’s Halema’uma’u crater on Wednesday, June 13.

“Clearly visible are the steep crater walls that continue to slump inward and downward in response to the ongoing subsidence at the summit,” a spokesman for the US Geological Survey said. “The deepest part of Halema‘uma‘u is now about 300 m (1,000 ft) below the crater rim.”

“Scientists will be examining the footage in detail to understand how the expanding collapse area is evolving, the extent of tephra fall, and other clues as to what is happening at Kīlauea’s summit.” Credit: USGS via Storyful