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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 5, 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

(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 via HVO’s Webcam during the past week. A deflation-inflation cycle (DI event) occurred early in the week, and the lava-lake level fluctuated correspondingly.

On Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone, the Kahauale‘a 2 flow continues to advance slowly into the forest northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. The active front of the flow is about 6 km (4 miles) northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

There were no earthquakes in the past week that were reported felt on the Island of Hawai‘i.

Visit the HVO website ( for past Volcano Awareness Month articles and current Kīlauea, Mauna Loa, and Hualālai activity updates, recent volcano photos, recent earthquakes, and more; call (808) 967-8862 for a Kīlauea summary; email questions to

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

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

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