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Eruption ceased, lava is no longer active from western vent

Update Wed 21 Dec 2022 04:01
Solidifying lava within Halemaʻumaʻu lava lake yesterday (image: HVO)
Solidifying lava within Halemaʻumaʻu lava lake yesterday (image: HVO)
The effusive eruption within the Halemaʻumaʻu lava lake ended.
The lava flow stopped to be active from the western fissure vent and gradually continues to form slabs of dark, solidified crust of the lava lake surface.
The period of passive overturns and the exposing of the new lava at the surface occurred between 14-15 December. A smaller overturn event occurred on December 17 and another small event started around midnight and continues this morning on Dec 20.
The volcanic tremor has not shown significant variations.
Short-term electronic tilt has continued to detect deflation-inflation events over the past week and has been stable.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions reached to a 200 tonnes on 14 December.

The total cumulative rise of the crater floor has been about 143 meters (469 feet) and 111 million cubic meters (29.2 billion gallons) of lava had been erupted since the beginning of the latest eruption on September 29, 2021.

Kilauea volcano (Hawaiian Islands, USA) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 15 June-21 June 2022 (Continuing Activity)

mer, 22 giu 2022, 17:00
17:00 PM | AUTORE: VN
HVO reported that lava continued to effuse from a vent in the lower W wall of Kilauea's Halema`uma`u Crater during 14-22 June, entering the lava lake and flowing onto the crater floor. The surface of the lava lake was continuously active all week, and nearly continuous breakouts occurred along the margins. The lake level was variable in response to cycles of inflation and deflation.
By 17 June the total volume of erupted lava was an estimated 93 million cubic meters, and the lake which had risen a total of 120 m since 29 September 2021.The Aviation Color Code and the Volcano Alert Level remained at Orange and Watch, respectively.

Source: US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2022. Report on Kilauea. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 15 June-21 June 2022. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Kilauea vulcano
Shield volcano 1277 m (4,190 ft)
Hawai'i, 19.41°N / -155.29°W
Stato attuale: eruzione (4 di 5) Eruzioni del vulcano Kilauea:
Near-continuous eruptions. Since 1960: 1961 (4x), 1962, 1963 (2x), 1965 (2x), 1967-68, 1968 (2x), 1969, 1969-74, 1971 (2x), 1973 (2x), 1974 (3x), 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982 (2x), 1983-2018 (incl. 1986, 1992, 1997, 2007, 2011 (3x)), 2018 (lower east rift zone in Leilani subdivision), 2020 (Dec) - 2022 (Nov), 2023 (Jan) - ongoing
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Prevalentemente effusiva dal 1790, ma esplosiva negli ultimi anni ~ 2500 ~ 60%.

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