Kilauea volcano update: deflation-inflation pattern continues

Sun, 26 Jun 2022, 08:52
08:52 AM | BY: MARTIN
Kilauea's lava lake within Halemaʻumaʻu crater (image: HVO)
Kilauea's lava lake within Halemaʻumaʻu crater (image: HVO)
Deformation data at the volcano, the blue line refers to the recent subsidence (image: HVO)
Deformation data at the volcano, the blue line refers to the recent subsidence (image: HVO)
The depth of the Halemaʻumaʻu lava lake finds at a decreasing trend itself for now (image: HVO)
The depth of the Halemaʻumaʻu lava lake finds at a decreasing trend itself for now (image: HVO)
The reference Kilauea map depicts the ongoing effusive eruption (image: HVO)
The reference Kilauea map depicts the ongoing effusive eruption (image: HVO)
Summit instruments registered a deflation around 17:00 local time on 24 June.
From available HVO monitoring data, a steep drop in ground deformation and lava lake level may likely reflect magma flux revert again and confirms ongoing varying values. This summit deflation-inflation cycle at the volcano continues to fluctuate almost over the last week and will likely transit back to inflation soon.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions reached to a 2300 tonnes/day on 24 June.
The western eruptive fissure vent continues to feed the active lava lake with sporadic overflows within Halemaʻumaʻu crater. The crater floor currently consists mostly of solidified lava including crater islands from 2020-21.
Source: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory volcano activity update 26 June 2022

Previous news

Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 17:00
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. ... Read all
Tue, 21 Jun 2022, 18:57
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. ... Read all
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