Kilauea volcano (Hawai'i): new eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu crater, Volcanic Alert Level raised to Red

Thu, 30 Sep 2021, 05:26
05:26 AM | BY: MARTIN
New eruptive fissures of the current eruption site of Kilauea volcano. Western fissure is visible in the left side of the image (image: HVO)
New eruptive fissures of the current eruption site of Kilauea volcano. Western fissure is visible in the left side of the image (image: HVO)
Thermal image depicts fissures opened on the surface of the recently active lava lake (image: HVO)
Thermal image depicts fissures opened on the surface of the recently active lava lake (image: HVO)
Estimated locations of new eruptive fissures (image: HVO)
Estimated locations of new eruptive fissures (image: HVO)
A rapid rise of seismic activity and vertical deformation has been detected by the volcano observatory Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) as of noon today which is a sign that magma has been continued to intrude and pushed its way into deeper rock layers.
Onset of a new eruption started at the volcano in the afternoon of 29 September at about 15:20 local time as the observatory detected a glow in the Kilauea summit crater.
New eruptive fissures opened at approx. 15:21 local time at the bottom of the Halemaʻumaʻu crater. These fissures opened east of the large island near the center of the lava lake. The opening of the vents was accompanied by low lava fountains and feeding new lava flows.
At about 16:43 local time, another vent opened on the west wall of the crater.
Gas and steam emissions continue at elevated levels.
Therefore, the alert level for the volcano was raised to "red".
Source: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory volcano activity update 29 September 2021

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