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Kilauea Summit Update – 8/11/15

August 11, 2015, 1:17 PM HST
* Updated August 11, 3:24 PM
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Deflation began around noon Monday at the summit of Kilauea, leading a deflationary episode over the past 24 hours.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that as part of the deflation, the lava lake within the Overlook crater has dropped about 36 feet between 12 p.m. Monday and 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. The drop is part of usual deflationary behavior.

Seismic levels beneath the summit of Kilauea and at Puʻu ʻŌʻō remain low.

No changes have been seen at the Puʻu ʻŌʻō summit as persistent incandescent crater vents remain within the crater.

Overnight webcam imagery observed by HVO personnel continue to show June 27 lava flow activity. The surface flows are scattered in three areas northeast and east of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

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