Volcano news & updates: Kilauea volcano (Big Island, Hawaii)
Kilauea volcano update: New lava breakout continues to advance
Monday Nov 28, 2016 17:33 PM | BY: T
The new lava breakout near Puu Oo on 22 Nov 2016 (image: USGS)
Essentially, the eruption continues unchanged. The lava lake in the summit caldera fluctuates in level and was 17 m (56 ft) below the floor of Halema'uma'u crater yesterday. It is expected to rise again now that a new inflation cycle has started.
Current deformation plot (blue line: summit inflation/ deflation) (HVO)
The new surface lava breakout which started 22 Nov from a point east of Pu'u 'O'o high up on the lava tube of the active 61g flow continues to advance and feed a new flow field that has now reached a bit more than 1 km length.
The major part of the lava from the 61g lava flow, however, continues to stay in the main tube and arrives in the ocean at Kamokuna where several entry points are active and provide a great show as we could admire 10 days ago during one of our Kilauea Special tours:
Active lava breakouts are present inland from the ocean entry and in the upper portion of the 61g flow field southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
The eruption continues both at the summit and on the eastern rift zone with no significant changes. ... [more]
Saturday, Nov 05, 2016
No significant changes have occurred over the past weeks. Currently, the summit lava lake inside Halema'uma'u crater stands relatively high at 12 m below the floor of the main crater and is clearly visible from the Jagger museum viewpoint. ... [more]
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
No significant changes have occurred at the volcano recently. The level of the summit lava lake rises and falls more or less along with the inflation-deflation cycles. On Saturday (15 Oct), the lava lake overflowed twice onto the Halema'uma'u crater floor before dropping again. ... [more]
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
Our recent expedition to Kilauea in mid Sep 2016 coincided with exceptionally high levels of volcanic activity as the period was dominated by inflation at the summit, bringing the lava lake into view from the lookout, and high effusion rates at the lava ocean entry of Kamokuna. Impressions from the activity can be found grouped in various galleries. [more]
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
The activity at the volcano continues with no significant changes. The recent trend of deflation is still ongoing and the lava lake in the summit crater has dropped significantly (yesterday: 24 m below the rim) and is no longer in direct view from the Jagger Museum lookout. ... [more]