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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 6, 2013

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Time-lapse movie of Halemaumau overlook vent

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Time-lapse thermal image movie of Halemaumau overlook vent

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Time-lapse multi-image movie of Pu‘u ‘O‘o Crater

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Time-lapse thermal image movie of Pu‘u ‘O‘o Crater

(Activity updates are written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.)

A lava lake within the Halema`uma`u Overlook vent produced nighttime glow that was visible from the Jaggar Museum overlook and via HVO’s Webcam during the past week. The lava lake rose slowly during the week and was 45–46 m (150 ft) below the floor of Halema`uma`u as of Thursday, June 6.

On Kilauea’s East Rift Zone, breakouts from the Peace Day tube remain active at the base of the pali and on the coastal plain. Small ocean entries are active on both sides of the Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park boundary. The Kahauale`a II flow, fed from a spatter cone on the northeast edge of Pu`u `O`o crater, continues to spread north of Pu`u `O`o.

Two earthquakes were reported felt across the Hawaiian islands in the past week. On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at 2:12 p.m., HST, a M5.3 earthquake occurred 50 km (31 mi) south of Kalapana at a depth of 40 km (25 mi). On Wednesday, June 5, at 3:10 p.m., HST, a M3.6 earthquake occurred 46 km (29 mi) west-southwest of Kailua-Kona at a depth of 38.3 km (23.8 mi).

Visit the HVO Web site ( for Kilauea, Mauna Loa, and Hualalai activity updates, recent volcano photos, recent earthquakes, and more; call (808) 967-8862 for a Kilauea summary; email questions

Volcano Watch ( is a weekly article and activity update written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey`s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

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Time-lapse movie of Pu‘u ‘O‘o Crater East Flank

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Time-lapse movie of the Peace Day Flow area

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