Kilauea volcano update: lava continues to fill up eastern lava lake
Thu, 19 Jan 2023, 05:2605:26 AM | BY: MARTIN
The effusive eruption within the Halemaʻumaʻu crater continues.
View of the west vent in Halemaʻumaʻu and the lava lake (image: HVO)
The main activity is confined to the 2023 large lava lake, located in the eastern half of the crater, as well as to the 2021-2022 smaller, western lava lake.
The fissure vent continues to erupt one prevailing lava fountain, about 6-7 meters tall, feeding lava into the eastern lava lake. The current lava lake area refers to approx. 30 acres measured on 10 January.
Summit tiltmeters monitored an inflation pattern early yesterday, consistent with the inflation phase of a summit deflation-inflation event.
The volcanic tremor has not shown significant variations.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions reached to a 3,500 tonnes on 9 January.
Source: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory volcano activity update 19 January 2023
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