East Hawaii News

Kilauea Summit Update – 5/28/15

May 28, 2015, 10:26 AM HST
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

Inflationary tilt at Kilauea’s summit, which began at 12 a.m. on Wednesday, continues to be recorded, according to Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Despite normal seismicity below Kilauea’s summit, HVO scientists say that seismic tremor is occurring at the Overlook vent with periodic bursts that are associated with spattering. This activity is reportedly contained within the vent.

Along the north flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, tiltmeters continue to show no significant tilt, and seismicity in the area is at background levels, as reported by HVO.

HVO scientists continue to monitor the June 27 lava flow through webcam and satellite imagery. The images show several breakouts remaining to the northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō and are limited to within 5.3 miles from the vent.

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.