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Kilauea Summit Update – 8/18/15

August 18, 2015, 10:33 AM HST
* Updated August 19, 10:17 AM
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Deflationary tilt has dominated at the summit of Kilauea over the past day according to Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s Tuesday morning report.

As of 8:27 a.m., HVO officials say that there was some indication that inflationary tilt may have begun.

Kilauea summit’s Overlook crater lava lake remains active but has slowly fallen over the past day. The level Tuesday morning was about 55 meters below the old crater rim, a decrease of about 5 meters since Monday morning.

Seismicity within Kilauea remain low, as do levels at Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

There continues to be no change in the persistent incandescent crater vents within Puʻu ʻŌʻō.


Webcam imagery of the June 27, 2014 lava flow overnight show activity on the flow field. Surface flows are in three areas northeast and east of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, all of which are within 5 miles of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

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