Volcano news & updates: Kilauea volcano (Big Island, Hawaii)
Kilauea volcano update: Continuing lava hose flowing into sea, active lava lake
Friday Mar 17, 2017 03:03 AM | DOOR: T
Kilauea's spectacular fire hose - the exposed open lava tube feeding a jet of lava plunging into the sea
No significant changes have occurred over the past weeks. Kīlauea volcano continues to erupt from at its summit (active lava lake in Halema'uma'u) and from the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent on the East Rift Zone. From the latter, the s-called 61g lava flow travels southeast, mostly through a lava tube, which enters the ocean in form of a spectacular fire hose at Kamokuna.
Kilauea's summit lava lake
Small surface breakouts from this lava flow are also present above and on the pali as well as half-way between the coast and the base of the pali when visited by our ongoing Kilauea Volcano Special tour.
A short period of deflation (which has caused a temporary drop of the lava lake to be out of view from Jagger lookout) ended yesterday and the lava lake level rose again to about 23.5 m (77 ft) below the Overlook crater rim when measured this morning.
Seismic activity is at low levels and no other parameters suggest any unusual activity.
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
The dual eruption of Kilauea volcano, both at the summit (maintaining an active lava lake in Halema'uma'u crater) and from the east rift zone (lava flows from Pu'u 'O'o) continues with no significant changes. ... [meer...]
Monday, Nov 28, 2016
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. ... [meer...]
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
The eruption continues both at the summit and on the eastern rift zone with no significant changes. ... [meer...]
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. ... [meer...]
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. ... [meer...]