Hawaii Volcano National Park

Hawaii Volcano National Park - Current Update

U.S. Geological Survey
Sunday, August 19, 2018, 12:39 PM HST (Sunday, August 19, 2018, 22:39 UTC)
19°25'16" N 155°17'13" W, Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Kīlauea summit and lower East Rift Zone

The lull in activity at Kīlauea Volcano continues. At the summit, seismicity and deformation are negligible. On the lower East Rift Zone, the only incandescence is at the coast near Ahalanui where a few ocean entries are oozing lava. Sulfur dioxide emission rates at both the summit and LERZ are drastically reduced; the combined rate is lower than at any time since late 2007.

HVO Operations

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) will continue to closely monitor Kīlauea's seismicity, deformation, and gas emissions for any sign of reactivation, and maintain visual surveillance of the summit and LERZ.

The thunderstorms and heavy rains that drenched windward parts of the Big Island yesterday afternoon (Saturday, August 18) compromised several seismic stations and GPS receivers that are used to monitor earthquakes and ground deformation on Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes. HVO's monitoring network has many built-in redundancies, so real-time data acquisition was not compromised.

HVO will continue to issue daily updates and additional messages as needed. The next status report will be issued tomorrow morning unless significant changes occur.

Source: Cascade Range Current Update

Kilauea Volcano Cam

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Live webcam images of various Hawaii volcanoes
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Kilauea Latest Entrie

August 18, 2018
Kīlauea summit

At Kīlauea's summit today, a clear morning gave way to heavy rain, which re-mobilized the ash cover between HVO and the Southwest Rift Zone, concentrating the ash in washes.

Source: Kilauea Volcano Observatory

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