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New 3D Model Of The Kilauea Caldera

9:00 PM · Dec 27, 2019

And The Still Growing Crater Lake, via USGS-HVO An overflight on December 18 provided aerial photographs of Kīlauea caldera, which were used to construct a 3D model. The water pond is visible in the deepest portion of Halema‘uma‘u crater. For scale, the water pond is 189 m (650 ft) long and approximately 600 m (1970 ft) below the western caldera rim. ~ USGS-HVO USGS is also studying the potential for possible future explosive eruptions on Kilauea, more about this research can be found in this week's Volcano Watch:

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