Eruptions continue at Kilauea Volcano’s summit and in its east rift zone at Pu’u ‘O’o. Inflationary tilt at the summit persisted through yesterday evening, with little change in tilt since that time. This morning, the lava lake level is roughly 55 m (180 ft) below the Overlook crater rim. A minor increase in Kilauea Southwest Rift Zone earthquake activity was observed over the last several days. 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.
Inflationary tilt at the summit, associated with a small DI event, persisted through yesterday evening, with little change in tilt since that time. The expected rise in lava lake level accompanied the inflationary tilt. This morning, the lava lake level is roughly 55 m (180 ft) below the Overlook crater rim, with typical spattering and non-spattering activity occurring within the lava lake. The small increase in earthquake activity on the southwest rift of Kilauea continues. Summit sulfur dioxide emission rates ranged from 2,500 to 6,500 metric tons per day during the past week.
Pu’u ‘O’o Observations:
Web cam images this morning show no significant change in eruptive activity. Tilt at Pu’u ‘O’o has mirrored the summit tilt, with minor inflationary tilt over the past day. No significant changes in seismicity have occurred. The sulfur dioxide emission rate from all East Rift Zone vents was about 150 metric tons per day when last measured on October 21, 2015.
June 27th Lava Flow Observations:
This morning, webcam images show that scattered breakouts remain active between about 2.2 and 6.4 km (1.4 and 4 mi) northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o. There is no lava flow threat to nearby communities.
27/10/2015. Kilauea, Hawaï:
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
Photo : B Omori,