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All Quiet at Kīlauea & Lower East Rift Zone

August 7, 2018, 8:09 AM HST
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During yesterday morning’s overflight (Aug. 6), HVO geologists observed low levels of lava fountaining within the Fissure 8 spatter cone and crusted lava in the spillway and channel downstream. The significance of this change is not yet clear. Eruptions can wax and wane or pause for days to weeks before returning to high levels of lava discharge. New outbreaks in the area of the active fissures could also occur in the near future. VC: USGS

KĪLAUEA SUMMIT LIVESTREAM LINK from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory tower viewed toward the east-southeast.

KĪLAUEA SUMMIT LIVESTREAM LINK from the Northeast Caldera Rim viewed toward the south.

CLICK HERE FOR INTERACTIVE LAVA MAP FOR AUG. 7, 2018

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory issued an activity report on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at 7:30 a.m.

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Eruptive activity has ceased at the Kīlauea Summit and Lower East Rift Zone eruption from Fissure 8. Crews overnight in the LERZ report only glow in Fissure 8.

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Seismic activity is low, with few felt earthquakes at the summit.

HVO continues to monitor Kīlauea for signs of reactivation of activity.

Several overflights are scheduled throughout the day to visually monitor the volcano.

Kīlauea’s summit remains quiet following the most recent collapse event on August 2 at 11:55 a.m. HST. This quiet is a significant departure from the pattern of episodic seismicity and continuous deformation over the past several months, with very low rates of seismicity continuing today. Deformation at the summit as measured by tiltmeter and GPS instruments slowed and virtually stopped between August 4 and 5. This view of Halema‘uma‘u is toward the southeast. PC: USGS

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The following guidelines remain in effect:

  • Do not access the flow field due to extreme hazard. Lava eruption could resume at any time.
  • Motorists on Highway 11 between the 28 and 32 mile marker are advised to stay on the pavement, be alert for changing roadway conditions and drive with caution.
  • Motorcyclists and bicyclists should proceed with extreme caution.

This will be the only report today for the lava eruption unless conditions change.

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