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Kilauea Summit Update – 7/7/15

July 7, 2015, 12:57 PM HST
* Updated July 9, 10:18 AM
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Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that slow inflationary tilt was recorded by tiltmeters at Kilauea’s summit Monday afternoon. This is the first change in tilt since June 26, when the summit’s tiltmeters began to show stabilization.

In coordination with the inflationary tilt, lava within the Overlook crater’s lava lake inflated to a level about 128 feet below the rim of the Overlook crater, as of Tuesday morning.

Seismic activity below Kilauea remains at background levels, though periods of seismic tremor that are associated with the vigorous spattering within the lava lake continue to occur.

At Puʻu ʻŌʻō, no significant changes in tilt have been observed and seismic rates are at background levels. In addition, continued incandescent outgassing vents within the crater are being observed by HVO through webcam images. The vents were first noted during an overflight on June 30.

HVO is monitoring the June 27, 2014 lava flow through webcam images that indicate that lava remains within an area about 5 miles to the northeast of the vent.

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