Kilauea, Hawai : The lava lake remains active .

Kilauea, Hawai : The lava lake remains active .

Activity Summary:
Eruptive activity continues at Kilauea Volcano’s summit and East Rift Zone. Seismicity and deformation rates throughout the volcano remain at low levels, with a deflationary trend in tilt recorded at the summit during the past 24 hours. 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.

Summit Observations:
The lava lake remains active within the Halema’uma’u Overlook crater. Summit tiltmeters recorded a deflationary trend in tilt during the past day, and is continuing this morning. The level of the lava lake has not changed significantly during the past several days, fluctuating between about 29 m (95 feet) and 34 m (112 feet) below the crater floor; the level has lowered a few meters (yards) during the past 24 hours. Seismic tremor has been weakly variable, reflecting small changes in the vigor of spattering on the lava lake. For the period December 30, 2015 – January 5, 2016, the summit sulfur dioxide emission rate averaged 6,200 metric tons/day.

Pu’u’O’o Observations:
Webcam images over the past 24 hours show persistent glow at long-term sources within the crater and high on the northeast flank of the cone. Seismic activity remains low at Pu’u’O’o, and tiltmeters recorded a very slight inflationary trend in tilt during the past 24 hours. The sulfur dioxide emission rate from all East Rift Zone vents was about 270 metric tons/day when it was last measured on January 4.


Pu’u’O’o overflight: A large breakout near the middle trees flowed in a southwesterly direction, back toward Pu’u’O’o . Overplating, and possibly an inflated tube in the area, created a high point from which the breakout occurred, making it appear to be flowing uphill. This view is looking toward the northeast.

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 most distal active lava is within 6 km (4 mi) northeast of Pu’u’O’o and is not currently threatening any nearby communities.

January 10 , 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 , Bruce Omori.

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