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Kilauea Summit Update – 8/14/15

August 14, 2015, 10:48 AM HST
* Updated August 14, 10:50 AM
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After a deflationary episode that began Wednesday and led into Thursday at Kilauea summit, the trend is back to inflation.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory officials said in a Friday morning report that tiltmeters at the summit began to record the inflation early Friday morning, and that a rise in the Overlook crater’s lava lake has been observed in association with the inflation. The activity is within the general trends of Kilauea’s summit. As of HVO’s report, the lava lake had risen to about 65 meters below the crater rim.

Within Kilauea, as well as at Puʻu ʻŌʻō, seismicity remains low.

Puʻu ʻŌʻō has continued to show no changes with the persistent incandescent vents located within the crater.

June 27, 2014 lava flow observation show continued activity. Surface flows are scattered across three areas to the northeast and east of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

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