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Kilauea Summit Update – 8/13/15

August 13, 2015, 1:13 PM HST
* Updated August 13, 1:14 PM
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Another deflationary episode took place during the past day at the summit of Kilauea.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory notes that the episode began just before 12 p.m. Wednesday and has continued through Thursday morning.

As a result of the trend, the lava lake within the Overlook crater has dropped by 36 feet between 12 p.m. Wednesday and just before 8 a.m. Thursday. The level of the lake as of 7:45 a.m. Thursday was 207 feet below the rim of the crater.

Seismicity beneath the summit of Kilauea and Puʻu ʻŌʻō both remain low.

At Puʻu ʻŌʻō, activity levels have not changed in the past day. The persistent incandescent crater vents are still present within the crater.


Observation of the June 27, 2014 lava flow continues through webcam imagery. Overnight views have showed surface flows scattered in three areas northeast and east of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. The flows are all located within 5 miles of the vent.

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