Eruptive activity continues at Kilauea Volcano’s summit and East Rift Zone. Seismicity and deformation rates throughout the volcano are largely at background. 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 remains active within the Halema’uma’u Overlook crater. Summit tiltmeters recorded continuing inflationary tilt over the past 24 hours. The surface of the lava lake rose slightly with the inflation and was about 28 m (92 feet) below the floor of Halema’uma’u Crater this morning. Seismic tremor has been weakly variable, reflecting small changes in the vigor of spattering on the lava lake. For the period December 22–29, the summit sulfur dioxide emission rate averaged 1300 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 no significant inflationary or deflationary tilt (tilt was flat). The sulfur dioxide emission rate from all East Rift Zone vents was about 260 metric tons/day when it was last measured on December 18.
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 about 6 km (4 mi) northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o and is not currently threatening any nearby communities. The most proximal active lava is a small breakout from the lava tube on the north flank of Pu’u ‘O’o.
January 06, 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