Kilauea volcano (Hawai'i): activity remains unchanged; lava flow continues to feed lava lake

Mon, 8 Mar 2021, 10:26
10:26 AM | BY: MARTIN
A small incandescent opening at the top of the west vent spatter cone (bottom-center) including gas plume (image: HVO)
A small incandescent opening at the top of the west vent spatter cone (bottom-center) including gas plume (image: HVO)
Aerial view of Kīlauea's summit from 4 March (image: HVO)
Aerial view of Kīlauea's summit from 4 March (image: HVO)
The effusive eruption of the volcano continues and no significant change in activity has occurred since the last update.
The western portion of the lava lake in Halema'uma'u crater remains active and is supplied by the lava flow from the western fissure of the spatter cone. A small incandescent opening at the top of the west vent spatter cone is visible in the attached image.
The inactive eastern portion of the lake appears dark.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions remain at elevated levels and reached to a 1000 tonnes/day on 3 March as a result of the ongoing eruption. Volcanic gas emissions from the active west vent are being transported to the southwest.
On 4 March, HVO scientists conducted an overflight of Kīlauea's summit to document the ongoing eruption.
Laser rangefinder measurements indicate that lava has filled about 220 meters (772 ft) of Halema'uma'u.
Source: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory volcano activity update 8 March 2021

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Picture shows the active western (left) portion of the lava lake, which has hot incandescent lava visible at boundaries between plates on the lava lake. The inactive eastern (right) portion of the lake appears dark (image: HVO)
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