Volcano news & updates: Kilauea volcano (Big Island, Hawaii)
Kilauea volcano update: Ocean entry stops, new lava flows on pali
Thursday Nov 16, 2017 01:31 AM | DOOR: T
Lava flows on the pali from Kilauea's episode 61g flow yesterday night (14 Nov 2017)After 16 months of continuous activity, the Kamokuna lava entry into the ocean stopped a few days ago. It had decreased gradually over the past weeks and intermittently resumed during the past days, probably fed by remaining batches of lava in the lower tube system that fed it.
It seems that the main lava tube further upslope feeding the 61g lava flow became obstructed, forcing the lava to break out at the surface. When we visited the area yesterday evening, we witnessed a large breakout from a new vent on the upper pali, which fed multiple rapidly advancing channeled aa lava flows descending the pali into the upper coastal plain.
Two wide-spread pahoehoe lava flow branches with scattered breakouts are active in the upper half of the coastal plain above the (now inactive) Kamokuna ocean entry. It seems likely that lava will find its way to the sea again in a near future.
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
Accompanied by ongoing inflationary tilt, the Halema'uma'u lava lake at Kilauea's summit continues to rise and was about 14.5 m (48 ft) below the pit crater's rim this morning. It is currently very well visible from the Jagger Museum's lookout. ... [meer...]
Friday, Mar 17, 2017
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. ... [meer...]
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...]