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Kilauea volcano update: uplift followed magma intrusion at midnight

Tue, 21 Jun 2022, 18:57
18:57 PM | BY: MARTIN
Electronic tiltmeter at Uwekahuna station shows the steep rise of the ground deformation at Kilauea tonight (image: USGS)
Electronic tiltmeter at Uwekahuna station shows the steep rise of the ground deformation at Kilauea tonight (image: USGS)
The recent deflation pattern at the volcano over the last 48 hours reverted into an inflation in the midnight of 20 June.
This was followed by the ground uplift by approx. 1.5 microradians associated with the lava lake level by 3 meters indicating a rising batch of magma towards the surface.
The lava continues to keep the ooze out from the western fissure vent active along the southern and northern rim of the crater floor within the Halemaʻumaʻu lava lake.
Source: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory volcano activity update 21 June 2022

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Mon, 20 Jun 2022, 19:59

Kilauea volcano update: deflation continues

Deformation data at Kilauea depicts continuing deflation (image: USGS)
Summit instruments detected a deflation starting around the midnight of 18 June with ground subsidence by approx. 2.5 microradians. The lava lake level has dropped by about 3 meters (10 ft) since the ground deformation started. This is most likely reflects reverts of magma batch movements under the surface leading to the lava lake sinking. ... Read all
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Kilauea volcano (Hawaiian Islands, USA) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 8 June-14 June 2022 (Continuing Activity)

HVO reported that lava continued to effuse from a vent in the lower W wall of Kilauea's Halema`uma`u Crater during 8-14 June, entering the lava lake and flowing onto the crater floor. The surface of the lava lake was continuously active all week, and the lake level was relatively stable. Nearly-continuous breakouts of lava occurred along the margins of the lake. ... Read all
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Kilauea volcano
Shield volcano 1277 m (4,190 ft)
Hawai'i, 19.41°N / -155.29°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) Kilauea volcano eruptions:
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) - ongoing
Typical eruption style
Dominantly effusive since 1790, but ~60% explosive over past ~2500 years.

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