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Kilauea Summit Update – 8/19/15

August 19, 2015, 10:37 AM HST
* Updated August 19, 10:44 AM
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Inflationary tilt began to be recorded by tiltmeters at the summit of Kilauea at about 4 a.m. Wednesday morning. The switch in tilt followed deflation, which was recorded Tuesday. Cycles of inflation and deflation at the summit are within the realm of normal Kilauea activity.

Within the Overlook crater’s lava lake, seismic tremor has brought episodic bursts that are associated with splattering.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the surface of the lava flow was about 67 meters below the floor of Halema`uma`u when it was last measured.

At Kilauea, low levels of seismicity are occurring, similar to the observations at Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

Puʻu ʻŌʻō observations include no changes in the persistent incandescent crater vents.


Webcam views of the June 27, 2014 lava flow show continued activity on the flow field. The flows are scattered in three areas northeast and east of Puʻu ʻŌʻō and within 5 miles.

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