Kilauea Volcano continues to erupt at the Overlook Vent within its summit caldera and at Pu’u ‘O’o in its East Rift Zone, showing no significant changes. Seismicity, deformation, and outgassing continue at low background rates. There is no lava flow threat to nearby communities.
In the last day, the lava lake in the Overlook Vent on Kilauea’s summit varied slightly from 50 meters (165 feet) to its current level of 45 meters (145 feet) below the vent rim. No significant change in tilt was noted and seismicity levels are normal. Summit sulfur dioxide emission rates ranged from 1,500 to 4,300 metric tons per day during the 2-week period ending September 30.
Pu’u ‘O’o Observations:
Eruptive activity continues, with no changes visible in Pu’u ‘O’o crater on thermal webcams and no significant tilt or seismicity was recorded. The sulfur dioxide emission rate from all East Rift Zone vents was about 400 metric tons per day when measurements were last possible on September 14, 2015.
June 27th Lava Flow Observations:
The ‘June 27th’ lava flow continues with scattered surface flow activity within 3 to 7 km (1.9 and 4.3 mi) northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o. The lava flow is not currently threatening any communities.
October 11, 2015. 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 .
Photo : Bruce OMORI.