Kilauea , Hawai : Kilauea Volcano continues to host a lava lake.

Kilauea , Hawai : Kilauea Volcano continues to host a lava lake.

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 6.0 km (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 lava lake at its summit, with a current height of approximately 30 m (100 ft) below the rim of the Overlook crater. Inflationary tilt continues this morning at the summit of the volcano. Rates of seismicity continue at normal levels, with periods of increased tremor associated with spattering within the Overlook vent. Webcam views show typical circulation patterns at the surface of the lava lake. The sulfur dioxide emission rate was around 3,000 metric tons/day when it was last measured on February 25.

Pu’u’O’o Observations:
Webcam images show no significant changes to the incandescent vents within the Pu’u’O’o crater. Inflationary tilt continues at Pu’u’O’o this morning, and seismic activity is at background rates. The sulfur dioxide emission rate from all East Rift Zone vents was about 300 metric tons/day when it was last measured on February 16, 2016.

June 27th Lava Flow Observations:
Webcam views show scattered surface flow activity continues on the ‘June 27th’ flow field. All active flows are within about 6 km (4 mi) northeast of Pu’u’O’o and do not currently threaten any nearby communities.

February 29, 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 .

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