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Kilauea Summit Update – 8/6/15

August 6, 2015, 11:03 AM HST
* Updated August 6, 2:59 PM
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For three days, the summit of Kilauea held flat as tiltmeters at the summit recorded no significant change. The three day lull ended Thursday morning as deflationary tilt began at the summit.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the lava lake activity within the Overlook crater was about 167 feet below the rim when it was measured Thursday morning. The level dropped about 9 feet since measured on Wednesday.

Seismicity beneath Kilauea’s summit and at Puʻu ʻŌʻō both remain at low background levels.

No changes have been observed at the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent. The lack of change in activity at the summit has been consistent in recent weeks. Persistent incandescent crater vents remain within the crater.

Observation of the June 27, 2014 lava flow continues to be monitored through webcam views. Overnight views show activity on the flow field. The active surface flows are scattered in three areas to the east of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, according to HVO.


On Aug. 4, the flows were mapped within 5 miles of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

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