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Kilauea Summit Update – 6/30/15

June 30, 2015, 1:27 PM HST
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A wall along the north side of Kilauea’s Overlook crater collapsed around 3 a.m. Tuesday. According to Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, the collapse created a strong seismic signal that lasted for several minutes. The activity disrupted the lava lake for a brief period of time, but it continued its usual circulation and spatter shortly after.

Tilt at the summit of Kilauea remained flat and stable, an observation first made on Friday morning. The lava lake within the Overlook crater remains stable and was measured to be about 138 feet beneath the new rim of the crater.

Seismicity rates below Kilauea and Puʻu ʻŌʻō are at background levels, according to HVO’s Tuesday report.

No changes have been observed in the tilt at the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent.

An observation of the June 27, 2014 lava flow continues to show active lava. HVO personnel continued to monitor the area through webcam images. The images show lava extending to an area about 5 miles to the northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

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