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Kilauea Summit Update – 8/17/15

August 17, 2015, 11:48 AM HST
* Updated August 17, 11:49 AM
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Inflationary tilt at the summit of Kilauea has been recorded, along with flat tilt over the past day.

Within the Overlook crater, the lava lake has continued to rise with a level about 50 meters below the old crater rim of Halema’uma’u as of Monday morning.

Seismicity remains at low levels within Kilauea, as well as at Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

HVO reports that sulfur dioxide emission rates at Kilauea’s summit ranged from 2,100 to 5,000 metric tonnes per day for the week ending Aug. 11.

No changes have been observed in the persistent incandescent crater vents located within Puʻu ʻŌʻō.


When last measured on Aug. 4, HVO found that sulfur dioxide emission rates were about 400 tonnes per day from all East Rift Zone vents.


Webcam imagery of the June 27, 2014 lava flow continues to show activity on the flow field. The active flow has surface flows scattered in three areas northeast and east of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. All of the active flows are within 5 miles of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

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