Kilauea, Hawaï: Kilauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit .

Kilauea, Hawaï: Kilauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit .

Activity Summary:
Kilauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and from its East Rift Zone. Tiltmeters at the summit of Kilauea have recorded a deflationary tilt. The East Rift Zone lava flow is active northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o, and all breakouts remain within about 7 km (4 mi) of the vent. The flow does not currently pose a threat to communities. Low levels of seismic activity continue across the volcano. At the summit the lava lake is still active.

Summit Observations:
Tiltmeters at Kilauea’s summit have recorded deflationary tilt. The summit lava lake remains active, seismic tremor continues with episodic bursts associated with spattering within the Overlook vent. The depth to the surface of the lava within the overlook vent is approximately 64 m (210 ft) below the floor of Halema’uma’u at last check. Seismicity remains at low levels within the volcano. Summit sulfur dioxide emission rates averaged 2,900 metric tons/day for the past week.

Pu’u ‘O’o Observations:
Webcam views of Pu’u ‘O’o during the past day showed no changes in the persistent incandescent crater vents. Seismic activity remains low. The sulfur dioxide emission rate from all East Rift Zone vents was about 630 metric tons/day when measurements were last possible on October 28, 2015.

June 27th Lava Flow Observations:
Webcam views overnight show continued activity on the flow field. The June 27th lava flow is active, with surface flows scattered northeast and east of Pu’u ‘O’o. All active flows are within 2.2 and 6.4 km (1.4 and 4 mi) of Pu’u ‘O’o. There is no lava flow threat to nearby communities.

November 15, 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 : Bruce Omori

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