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Kilauea Summit Update – 6/4/15

June 4, 2015, 10:32 AM HST
* Updated June 4, 10:34 AM
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Inflationary tilt that began at the summit of Kilauea on June 1 has shown little change, according to a report from Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Thursday morning.

In addition, Kilauea’s summit continues to experience seismic tremor with episodic bursts that are associated with spattering within the Overlook crater

HVO measurement on Thursday morning show that the lava lake within the Overlook crater was about 161 feet below the current floor of Halema’uma’u.

For the week ending June 3, HVO says sulfur dioxide emission rates were in the range of 1,650 and 2,200 tonnes/day.

Seismicity rates remain at background levels at the summit of Kilauea, as well as at Puʻu ʻŌʻō.


The tiltmeter on the north flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō has consistently shown no significant tilt in recent weeks


According to HVO, sulfur dioxide emission rates from all East Rift Zone vents was about 630 tonnes/day when it was most recently measured on June 2.

Scientists continue to observe the June 27 lava flow through webcam and satellite imagery. HVO says all surface flows remain within 5 miles of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

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