Kilauea, Hawai: A swarm of small earthquakes continues on the south flank.

Kilauea, Hawai: A swarm of small earthquakes continues on the south flank.

Activity Summary:
Eruptions continue at Kilauea Volcano’s summit and in its East Rift Zone at Pu’u ‘O’o. Summit inflation continued over the past day, and the summit lava lake level rose slightly. Scattered breakouts remain active northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o, within about 7 km (4 miles) of the vent. There is no lava flow threat to nearby communities.

Summit Observations:
Summit inflation continued over the past day, and the lava lake level has risen slightly. This morning the lake was roughly 60 m (200 ft) below the Overlook crater rim. Summit sulfur dioxide emission rates ranged from 780 to 6000 metric tons per day during the 2-week period ending October 13.

Pu’u ‘O’o Observations:
Webcams show no significant change in eruptive activity at Pu’u ‘O’o. Tilt over the past day was affected by heavy rain. The sulfur dioxide emission rate from all East Rift Zone vents was about 300 metric tons per day when measurements were last possible on October 2, 2015. A swarm of small earthquakes continues on Kilauea’s south flank, west of Ka’ena Point, near Apua Point. These south flank earthquakes are associated with a “slow slip event” – more information on slow slip events can be found in this Volcano Watch article from 2012: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/volcanowatch/view.php?id=119

June 27th Lava Flow Observations:
Webcam images show that the ‘June 27th’ lava flow continues to be active. Satellite imagery from this week showed scattered breakouts between 2.2 and 6.3 km (1.4 and 3.9 mi) northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o. The lava flow is not currently threatening any communities.

19/10/2015. 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

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