Yesterday the U.S. Geological Services (USGS) took a drone to the top of Kilauea Summit to show a dramatic drop and cracks running through the ground at the south side of the crater. Steve Brantley, a scientist from the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory talks about the 300ft subsidence of the Halema‘uma‘u crater floor in the drone video below.
Volcano Stories June 14, 2018
Volcano Stories May 5, 2018
A drone video shows Mount Kilauea erupting and spewing fountains of lava into the sky in a residential area. The volcano eruption in Hawaii has caused a large-scale evacuation in the Leilani estates residential area, home to about 1,500 people. The footage from the unmanned aerial vehicle shows the lava oozing through the local forest. Yesterday afternoon the FAA issued a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) for the area to prevent drones from interfering with first aid responders.
Volcano Stories October 24, 2017
On Thursday, October 19 a surveillance drone flew over the Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia and detected that the fracture that was photographed by a satellite on Wednesday had in fact widened. While the seismic activity under Agung is still at an increased level, it has come down since then and continues to decline.
Volcano Stories October 13, 2017
Ever since drones became popular, amazing photos and video footage of beautiful locations and events have been shared online. Just take a quick look at our Instagram account, if you’d like to see some of the beauty our planet has to offer and the unique perspective drones can provide. Since drones are unmanned and relatively affordable, they also allow us to go places where we’d otherwise wouldn’t dare to go, like to the edge of an erupting volcano for instance.