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Volcano news & updates: Kilauea volcano (Big Island, Hawaii)

Kilauea volcano update: Halemaumau lava lake drains partially, seismic activity under SW rift zone

Monday May 18, 2015 12:16 PM | VON: T

The lava lake today (USGS thermal webcam)
The lava lake today (USGS thermal webcam)
The same view during an overflow on 8 May
The same view during an overflow on 8 May
The summit lava lake has dropped significantly during the past week and is now again 50 m below the rim of the pit crater inside Halema'uma'u.
After a few days of repeated small overflows at the end of April until early May, the lake had been perched for a few days at its highest level, started to drop after 10 May, first slowly, then more rapidly. During the past days, it has stabilized at approx. 50 m depth.
The process was accompanied by rapid deflation. Where the lava drained is not easy to say with certainty. But on one hand, no significantly new or increased activity has been observed at the Pu'u 'O'O vent on the active Eastern Rift zone; on the other hand, increased earthquake activity has occurred under the SW rift zone during the same time as the deflation and lava lake draining. The latter suggests that a part of the lava lake migrated into new underground fractures beneath that area.
Whether or not this could lead to a new eruption on the SW rift zone is speculation at the moment. The SW rift zone saw its last eruption in 1974.
Vorherige Nachrichten
lava lake in the Overlook crater on 26 April morning, when it reached to within 3 m (10 ft) of the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu. This is the highest the lava lake has reached during the current summit eruption. (HVO)
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015
The lava lake inside the summit caldera's Halema'uma'u crater has been constantly rising since 22 April and is now about to overflow. ... [mehr]
Active breakouts on the 27 June flow as of 24 March 2015 (all far from Pahoa)
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
As the June 27th lava flow is no longer active in the vicinity of Pahoa town, HVO downgraded the volcano alert level for Kīlauea from WARNING to WATCH. HVO issued the following report: ... [mehr]

Friday, Jan 30, 2015
Some images of frozen and active pahoehoe lava taken during an excursion to active lava flows from Kiilauea during one of the recent Round-The-World tours. [mehr]
Map of the June 27th lava flow as of 26 Jan (USGS / HVO)
Thursday, Jan 29, 2015
The June 27th lava flow remains active, but its advance is slow. The leading edge is currently stalled roughly 500 meters from Highway 130 at Pahoa. Breakouts remain active a short distance upslope of the leading tip of the flow, and continue to slowly widen the flow. [mehr]
Map of the June 27th lava flow as of yesterday
Friday, Jan 23, 2015
The June 27th lava flow remains active, but its advance has been mainly in form small and slow breakouts along its margins, widening it. The most advanced flow front is still 600 m upslope from Highway 130 near the Pāhoa police and fire stations. [mehr]

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