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Kilauea Summit Update – 6/8/15

June 8, 2015, 10:33 AM HST
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Deflationary tilt that began on Friday continued over the weekend, following a trend of inflation reported on June 1. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Monday morning that tiltmeters have recorded little change in trend.

HVO says episodic bursts of seismic tremor associated with periods of vigorous spattering continue to occur within the Overlook crater. When measured on Sunday, the lava lake in the Overlook crater was measured to be 240 feet below the current floor of Halema’uma’u. This is an additional 43 feet from what was measured late Saturday.

Seismicity levels below the summit of Kilauea and in the Puʻu ʻŌʻō both remain at background levels.

Along the north flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, HVO continues to report no significant change in tilt.

Webcam and satellite image observations being conducted by HVO scientists continue to show that there is active lava from several breakouts to the northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. On June 4 and June 5, HVO geologists on the ground and in the air determined that the surface flows were active within 5 miles of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

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