Kilauea , Hawai: The two new lava flows from Pu’u ‘O’o are still active.

Kilauea , Hawai: The two new lava flows from Pu’u ‘O’o are still active.

Activity Summary:
Eruptive activity continues at Kilauea Volcano’s summit and East Rift Zone. The two new lava flows from Pu’u ‘O’o are still active. At the summit, no significant change in tilt or lava lake level has occurred over the past 24 hours. Scattered lava flow activity appears to continue on the June 27th lava flow field within about 5 km (3 mi) northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o. None of the Pu’u ‘O’o flows currently pose a threat to nearby communities.

Summit Observations:
No significant change in tilt has been recorded at the summit over the past 24 hours. Based on web cam imagery, the lava lake level has been fairly steady over the past day. Tremor fluctuations associated with lava lake spattering continue. Sulfur dioxide emissions from the summit vent ranged from 4,100 to 7,000 t/d during the past week. Data from GPS networks and interferometric satellite radar (InSAR) show continued long-term inflation of the summit and upper Southwest Rift Zone magma reservoirs.

Pu’u ‘O’o Observations:
Lava flow breakouts from the north and east flanks of Pu’u ‘O’o, which began on May 24, are still active based on analysis of HVO’s web cam imagery. For recent photographs and maps of these two new active flows, see web links below. Very slow deflationary tilt at Pu’u ‘O’o continued over the past day. Persistent glow from spatter cones within the Pu’u ‘O’o crater continues. The sulfur dioxide emission rate from all East Rift Zone vents was about 460 metric tons/day when last measured on May 24.

June 27th Lava Flow Observations:
In addition to the new lava flows on the flanks of Pu’u ‘O’o, surface flow activity on the June 27th flow field appears to continue, with small breakouts scattered northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o over the past several months. Most recent satellite images and aerial observations indicate that the active breakouts are within about 5 km (3 mi) northeast of Pu’u ‘O’o. The flows are not currently threatening any nearby communities.

 

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May 30 , 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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