Kilauea continues to erupt in a relatively steady fashion at both the summit, where there is a circulating lava lake, and from its East Rift Zone, where surface lava flows are active northeast of the Pu’u ‘O’o vent. The East Rift Zone lava flow currently poses no threat to nearby communities. Earthquake rates and seismic tremor are at background levels.
Summit deflation began yesterday at about 5pm and continues this morning. Kilauea’s summit lava lake level dropped with ongoing deflation, and was roughly 33 m (~110 ft) below the vent rim this morning. Seismic activity across the volcano is at background levels this morning, but over the past day another cluster of small earthquakes occurred at the summit. Fluctuations in summit tremor amplitudes are related to spattering along the edges of the lava lake. The sulfur dioxide emission rate was about 1800 metric tons/day when last measured on April 3.
Pu’u ‘O’o Observations:
A small lava flow erupted from a vent on the floor of Pu’u ‘O’o crater yesterday. Outgassing continues from the spatter cones on the crater floor. Inflationary tilt was registered on the tiltmeter on the north flank of Pu’u ‘O’o. The sulfur dioxide emission rate from all East Rift Zone vents was about 240 metric tons/day when last measured on March 10.
June 27th Lava Flow Observations:
The webcam shows small breakouts scattered northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o, where they have been occurring for the last several months. A satellite image from March 29 showed the most distal of these breakouts was 7.6 km (4.7 mi) northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o. The lava flow currently poses no threat to nearby communities.
April 06, 2016. Kilauea , Hawai :
19°25’16” N 155°17’13” W,
Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Source : HVO
Photos : Bruce Omori.