Kilauea , Hawai : Kilauea Volcano continues to host a circulating lava lake at its summit.

Kilauea , Hawai : Kilauea Volcano continues to host a circulating lava lake at its summit.

Activity Summary:
Kilauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and from its East Rift Zone. Scattered surface flows remain active on the ‘June 27th’ flow field within about 7.1 km (4.4 mi) of Pu’u ‘O’o and do not currently threaten any nearby communities. Seismicity and deformation are within normal levels throughout the volcano.

Summit Observations:
Kilauea Volcano continues to host a circulating lava lake at its summit. The lake level fluctuated with periods of spattering and non-spattering during the past day. Overall, the level dropped slightly since it was last measured at 29 m (95 ft) below the vent rim on Friday, with no appreciable overall change during the past day. Summit tiltmeters recorded deflation during the last day that is typical of the start of a deflation-inflation (DI) cycle. Rates of seismicity continue at normal levels, with periods of increased tremor associated with spattering within the Overlook vent. The sulfur dioxide emission averaged about 3,300 metric tons/day during the past week.

Pu’u ‘O’o Observations:
During the past day, the tiltmeter on the north flank of Pu’u ‘O’o cone recorded slight inflationary, then deflationary tilt resulting in very little overall change. The apparent inflationary tilt last night may have been due to heavy rainfall, however. Seismic activity remained 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 show that scattered surface flow activity continued on the ‘June 27th’ flow field. Satellite images collected Thursday show that all active flows are within 7.1 km (4.4 mi) northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o and do not currently threaten any nearby communities.

March 14 , 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

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