Kilauea volcano update: effusive activity triggered small overflow of lava lake

Fri, 19 Nov 2021, 05:44
05:44 AM | BY: MARTIN
Lava flow onto lowest exposed Kīlauea summit down-dropped block (image: HVO)
Lava flow onto lowest exposed Kīlauea summit down-dropped block (image: HVO)
Thermal image of the Halemaʻumaʻu crater. The eastern half is solidified at the surface, while the western portion of the lava lake is supplied by lava fountains. New lava flow from the overflow can be seen on the east side of the lava lake (image: HVO)
Thermal image of the Halemaʻumaʻu crater. The eastern half is solidified at the surface, while the western portion of the lava lake is supplied by lava fountains. New lava flow from the overflow can be seen on the east side of the lava lake (image: HVO)
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reported that the lava flow started overflowing the lava lake levee at the western crater rim on 12 November.
Three days later, on 15 November, a new lava flow has started to descend onto the surface on the blocks.
'The lava lake surface is now at the level with the lowest of the dropped blocks remaining from the 2018 summit collapse event.', says the local observatory.
The video from lava overflowing can be seen here.

Previous news

Wed, 17 Nov 2021, 06:00
HVO reported that the summit eruption at Kilauea continued at a vent in the lower W wall of Halema`uma`u Crater. By 16 November the total volume of erupted lava was an estimated 30 million cubic meters, and the lake which had risen a total of 60 m since 29 September. During 17-23 November earthquake activity remained below background levels but volcanic tremor was elevated. ... Read all
Wed, 10 Nov 2021, 06:56
Thermal image of the western fissure vent within Halemaʻumaʻu crater (image: Hawaii Tracker)
According to the news from the Hawaii Tracker portal, it seems that the effusive eruption within Halemaʻumaʻu lava lake has picked up again yesterday since around 4 November as the activity slowed down. Read all
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