Elevated unrest continues in Kīlauea summit area

The Big Island volcano is not erupting, but increased seismic activity continues in an area south of the caldera.

Kīlauea eruption paused: ‘Mahalo Pele, and a hui hou (until we meet again)’

It’s been a little more than three weeks since the lava supply to the lake within Halema‘uma‘u crater at the summit of Kīlauea volcano on the Big Island ceased March 7 and the eruption paused.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park: ‘Pele is taking a break’

The eruption of Kīlauea, which began on Jan. 5 and was confined within Halema‘uma‘u crater, has paused after 61 days of lava activity. There also is no active lava within Moku‘āweoweo caldera at the summit of Mauna Loa.

Kilauea Summit Update – 8/12/15

Deflationary tilt continues at the summit of Kilauea.

Kilauea Summit Update – 7/30/15

Activity recorded on Kilauea summit tiltmeters have shown inflation over the past day, and that the activity is consistent with a Deflation/Inflation event.

Kilauea Summit Update – 7/28/15

Deflationary tilt that began over the weekend at the summit of Kilauea has begun to level off.

Kilauea Summit Update – 7/27/15

Deflation began at Kilauea’s summit on Sunday and extended into the new week. The lava lake within the Overlook crater has dropped slightly as a result.

Kilauea Summit Update – 7/23/15

The summit of Kilauea continues to show deflation as the lava lake within the Overlook crater has fluctuated only slightly over the past 24 hours.

Kilauea Summit Update – 6/16/15

After a brief episode of deflation, Kilauea’s summit is once again following an inflationary trend.

Kilauea Summit Update – 6/15/15

Following nearly a week of inflationary tilt at the summit of Kilauea, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that deflation was detected Sunday evening.

Kilauea Summit Update – 6/5/15

Inflationary tilt at the summit of Kilauea that began on June 1 has turned to a slow deflationary tilt Friday morning, according to Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Kilauea Summit Update – 6/1/15

After a brief stint of inflationary tilt last week, Kilauea’s summit began to show deflationary tilt Friday and into the weekend.

Kilauea Summit Update – 5/26/15

Tiltmeters at Kilauea’s summit continue to record deflationary tilt that began Sunday as seismic activity remains normal.

Kilauea Summit Update – 5/18/15

No changes in tilt have occurred at the summit of Kilauea in the past day. Seismic activity, while still heightened, has also decreased.

Kilauea Summit Update – 5/15/15

Tiltmeters at Kilauea’s summit show an increase of tilt that doesn’t generally correspond with summit inflation and deflation models.

Kilauea Summit Update – 5/13/15

The summit of Kilauea has continued to delfate since Friday.

Kilauea Summit Update – 5/12/15

Kilauea’s summit continues to show a trend of deflationary tilt.

June 27 Lava Flow Update – 12/3/14

The June 27 lava flow front continues to be active and widen, advancing 420 yards since Tuesday.