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Kilauea Summit Update – 6/10/15

June 10, 2015, 10:14 AM HST
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Kilauea’s summit continues on its inflationary tilt trend that switched over from deflation on Tuesday morning.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Wednesday that the lava lake at the Overlook crater has continued to experience bursts of seismic tremor that is associated with periods of vigorous spattering. In addition, the lava lake within the crater has risen by about 13 feet from what was measured on Tuesday. HVO says the current lava lake is 190 feet below the current floor of Halema’uma’u.

Seismicity below the summit of Kilauea, as well as at Puʻu ʻŌʻō, has remained at background levels.

Along the north flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, no significant tilt has been reported in recent weeks.

HVO scientist observations of the June 27 lava flow through webcam and satellite imagery continue to show that lava is active from breakouts in an area that encompasses about 5 miles to the northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

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