Eruptive activity continues at Kilauea Volcano’s summit and along the East Rift Zone. Seismicity and deformation rates across the volcano remain at background levels. Scattered lava flow activity continues on the June 27th lava flow field within about 6 km (4 mi) northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o. These flows currently pose no threat to nearby communities.
The lava lake within the Halema’uma’u Overlook crater remains active. On this beautiful clear morning, the lake surface is 30 m (98 ft) below the crater rim. Tiltmeters at Kilauea’s summit have shown very slight inflationary tilt over the past 24 hours. HVO seismometers are recording typical tremor fluctuations associated with lava lake spattering. When last measured by vehicle in late January, the summit sulfur dioxide emission rate averaged 5,300 metric tons/day.
Pu’u ‘O’o Observations:
HVO geologists are visiting Pu’u ‘O’o today to gather observations of current activity. Webcam images over the past 24 hours show persistent glow at long-term sources within the crater and from skylights in the lava tube on the northeast flank of the cone. Seismicity remains low at Pu’u ‘O’o. A tiltmeter on the cone recorded no significant change in tilt over the past day. The sulfur dioxide emission rate from all East Rift Zone vents was about 345 metric tons/day when it was last measured on February 2, 2016.
June 27th Lava Flow Observations:
Webcam images show continued surface flow activity on the June 27th flow field, with smoke plumes where lava is igniting forest. The active flows are confined to within about 6 km (4 mi) northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o and are not currently threatening any nearby communities. HVO plans an overflight of the flow field on Friday.
February 13, 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