Kilauea Volcano continues to erupt from vents in its East Rift Zone and summit caldera. Active surface flows persist on the ‘June 27th’ flow field, scattered out to points roughly 7 km (4.2 mi) northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o. These flows are not currently threatening nearby communities. Seismicity and deformation continue at steady levels.
The lava lake within the Overlook Vent at Halema’uma’u crater remains active with lake circulation and lava spattering episodes visible in HVO webcams throughout day. The lake level was 31.5 m (103 feet) below the crater floor yesterday afternoon. Summit tiltmeter records continue to show slow, steady, inflationary tilt. Rates of seismicity continue at normal levels, with fluctuations in tremor related to spattering and circulation within the vent. Sulfur dioxide emissions ranged between 800 – 7000 metric tons/day through the past week.
Pu’u ‘O’o Observations:
The tiltmeter on the north flank of Pu’u ‘O’o recorded a slight deflation over the last 24 hours. Seismicity remains at background rates. The sulfur dioxide emission rate from all East Rift Zone vents was about 240 metric tons/day when it was last measured on March 10.
June 27th Lava Flow Observations:
Webcam views during periods of good visibility show no significant changes on the ‘June 27th’ flow field. Scattered surface flow activity continues. Satellite imagery indicates that active flows are all within roughly 7 km (4.2 mi) to the northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o and do not currently threaten any nearby communities. on the ‘June 27th’ flow field.
March 20 , 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