Kilauea , Hawai : Eruptive activity continues at Kilauea Volcano’s summit .

Kilauea , Hawai : Eruptive activity continues at Kilauea Volcano’s summit .

Activity Summary:
Eruptive activity continues at Kilauea Volcano’s summit and East Rift Zone. Seismicity and deformation rates throughout the volcano remain at background levels. Scattered lava flow activity continues on the June 27th lava flow field within about 6 km (4 mi) northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o. These flows currently pose no threat to nearby communities.

Summit Observations:
The lava lake remains active within the Halema’uma’u Overlook crater. The lake surface height fluctuated slightly over the past day during spattering phases and was approximately 38 m (125 ft) below the crater rim this morning. No significant change in tilt was observed at summit tiltmeters over the past day. Seismicity is within normal, background rates with tremor fluctuations associated with lava lake spattering. The summit sulfur dioxide emission rate averaged 5,300 metric tons/day on January 21 and 22.

Pu’u ‘O’o Observations:
Webcam images over the past 24 hours show persistent glow at long-term sources within the crater and high on the northeast flank of the cone. Seismic activity remains low at Pu’u ‘O’o. A tiltmeter on the cone recorded no significant change in tilt over the past day. The sulfur dioxide emission rate from all East Rift Zone vents was about 220 metric tons/day when it was last measured on January 21.

June 27th Lava Flow Observations:
Webcam images show continued surface flow activity on the June 27th flow field, with smoke plumes where lava is igniting forest. The active flows are within about 6 km (4 mi) northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o and are not currently threatening any nearby communities.

January 31, 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 : HVO , Bruce Omori .

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