Kilauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and from its East Rift Zone. Tiltmeters at the summit of Kilauea have recorded an inflationary tilt. The East Rift Zone lava flow is active northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o, and all breakouts remain within 8 km (5 mi) of the vent. The flow does not currently pose a threat to communities. Low levels of seismic activity continue across the volcano. At the summit the lava lake is still active.
Tiltmeters at Kilauea’s summit have recorded inflationary tilt beginning on August 19. The summit lava lake remains active, seismic tremor continues with episodic bursts associated with spattering within the Overlook vent. The depth to the surface of the lava within the overlook vent is approximately 67 m below the floor of Halema’uma’u at last check, August 18. Seismicity remains at low levels within the volcano. Summit sulfur dioxide emission rates ranged from 2,000 to 2,200 metric tons/day for the week ending August 15.
Pu’u ‘O’o Observations:
Webcam views of Pu’u ‘O’o during the past day showed no changes in the persistent incandescent crater vents. Seismic activity remains low. The sulfur dioxide emission rate from all East Rift Zone vents was about 390 tonnes/day when measurements were last possible on August 13, 2015.
June 27th Lava Flow Observations:
Webcam views overnight show continued activity on the flow field. The June 27th lava flow is active, with surface flows scattered in 3 areas northeast and east of Pu’u ‘O’o. All active flows are within 8 km (5 mi) of Pu’u ‘O’o. Location of the most distant flows are marked by smoke plumes that are produced when lava creeps into the forest and burns the vegetation.
august 21, 2015 .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,