Eruptive activity continues at Kilauea Volcano’s summit and East Rift Zone. Seismicity and deformation rates throughout the volcano were steady during the past day. The lava lake at the summit is high enough for spattering to be seen from Jaggar Museum overlook. Scattered lava flow activity continued on the June 27th lava flow field within about 5.8 km (3.6 mi) northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o. These flows currently pose no threat to nearby communities.
The lava lake within the Halema’uma’u Overlook crater remained active, with the lava level measured at 24 m (79 ft) below the Halema’uma’u crater floor yesterday afternoon–high enough for spattering to be seen from the Jaggar Museum overlook. Summit tiltmeters measured slow inflation during the past day. Tremor fluctuations associated with lava lake spattering continued. Sulfur dioxide emissions from the summit vent ranged from 2,000 to 7,000 t/d during the two weeks. Data from GPS networks and interferometric satellite radar (InSAR) show continued long-term inflation of the summit and upper Southwest Rift Zone magma reservoirs.
Pu’u ‘O’o Observations:
Webcam images show persistent glow from spatter cones within the crater and from skylights in the lava tube on the northeast flank of the cone. The tiltmeter on the cone has been recording inflationary tilt during the past five days. Seismic activity remains low at Pu’u ‘O’o. The sulfur dioxide emission rate from all East Rift Zone vents was about 300 metric tons/day when last measured on May 02.
June 27th Lava Flow Observations:
Webcam images show continued surface flow activity on the June 27th flow field in the form of small breakouts scattered northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o where they have been occurring for the past several months. Mapping from last week’s overflight indicates that the most distant breakouts were about 5.8 km (3.6 mi) northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o. The flows are not currently threatening any nearby communities.
19/05/2016. 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