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PHOTOS: Kilauea Summit Update – 7/10/15

July 10, 2015, 12:03 PM HST
* Updated July 10, 12:05 PM
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Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that no significant changes have been observed at the summit of Kilauea over the past day. In addition to leveled out tiltmeter data, seismic activity also remains unchanged.

Within the Overlook crater lava lake, circulation and spatter continues. According to HVO’s Friday morning report, the levels, as observed via webcam, have not changed significantly since Thursday. On Thursday, the surface of the lava lake was measured to be about 148 feet from the rim of the vent.

At Puʻu ʻŌʻō, no major changes are obvious, although webcam images continue to show multiple incandescent outgassing vents within the crater. These vents were first recognized by HVO on June 30.

The June 27, 2014 lava flow continues to remain active within 5 miles to the northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

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July 9: Activity near the distal tip continues to consume remaining stands of ohia trees in the middle of the flow field.  Photo: Extreme Exposure Media/Paradise Helicopters.

July 9: Activity near the distal tip continues to consume remaining stands of ohia trees in the middle of the flow field. Photo: Extreme Exposure Media/Paradise Helicopters.

July 9: Lava near the distal tip has entered several ground cracks, creating rising puffs of steam.  Photo: Extreme Exposure Media/Paradise Helicopters.

July 9: Lava near the distal tip has entered several ground cracks, creating rising puffs of steam. Photo: Extreme Exposure Media/Paradise Helicopters.

July 9: Activity along the northern tree line, 2-3 miles north of Pu‘u ‘O‘o, continues to be quite robust.  Photo: Extreme Exposure Media/Paradise Helicopters.

July 9: Activity along the northern tree line, 2-3 miles north of Pu‘u ‘O‘o, continues to be quite robust. Photo: Extreme Exposure Media/Paradise Helicopters.

July 9: An active breakout topples and consumes a tree along the northern tree line.  Photo: Extreme Exposure Media/Paradise Helicopters.

July 9: An active breakout topples and consumes a tree along the northern tree line. Photo: Extreme Exposure Media/Paradise Helicopters.

July 9: We flew over this spot just a few minutes earlier, and saw some moderate activity, but when we returned, the breakout was raging! The dynamic nature of lava is difficult to comprehend until seen up close and personal.  Photo: Extreme Exposure Media/Paradise Helicopters.

July 9: We flew over this spot just a few minutes earlier, and saw some moderate activity, but when we returned, the breakout was raging! The dynamic nature of lava is difficult to comprehend until seen up close and personal. Photo: Extreme Exposure Media/Paradise Helicopters.

July 9: Another breakout with incredible textures on its surface.  Photo: Extreme Exposure Media/Paradise Helicopters.

July 9: Another breakout with incredible textures on its surface. Photo: Extreme Exposure Media/Paradise Helicopters.

July 9: A finger slowly stagnating.  Photo: Extreme Exposure Media/Paradise Helicopters.

July 9: A finger slowly stagnating. Photo: Extreme Exposure Media/Paradise Helicopters.

July 9: The wrinkly skin of pahoehoe.  Photo: Extreme Exposure Media/Paradise Helicopters.

July 9: The wrinkly skin of pahoehoe. Photo: Extreme Exposure Media/Paradise Helicopters.

July 9: The surface of this pahoehoe breakout is cooling from the moment it exits the tube, creating wrinkles in its shiny surface.  Photo: Extreme Exposure Media/Paradise Helicopters.

July 9: The surface of this pahoehoe breakout is cooling from the moment it exits the tube, creating wrinkles in its shiny surface. Photo: Extreme Exposure Media/Paradise Helicopters.

 

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