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Kilauea Summit Update – 6/2/15

June 2, 2015, 10:20 AM HST
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Following a weekend long deflationary trend, tiltmeters at the summit of Kilauea began to record inflationary tilt at 12 p.m. Monday. In addition to the switch in tilt, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that seismic tremor at the summit continues with episodic bursts that are associated with spattering in the Overlook vent.

On May 31, the lava lake in the Overlook crater measured about 73 meters below the floor of Halema’uma’u.

HVO says seismicity below Kilauea’s summit has remained at background levels over the past day.

No significant tilt continues to be reported on the north flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō and seismicity rates are at background levels.

The June 27 lava flow is being monitored through webcam and satellite imagery. HVO scientists say breakouts persist 4.9 miles southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

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