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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 16, 2014

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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 image movie of Pu‘u ‘O‘o Crater East Flank

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

A lava lake within HalemaÊ»umaÊ»u produced nighttime glow that was visible via HVO’s Webcam during the past week. Summit tiltmeters recorded minor variations, but overall the tilt level remains relatively steady. No deflation–inflation cycles (DI events) have occurred since mid-December. The lava lake level was about 44 m (144 ft) below the rim of the Overlook crater on Thursday, January 16.

On KÄ«lauea’s East Rift Zone, the KahaualeÊ»a 2 flow continued to advance slowly into the forest northeast of PuÊ»u ʻŌʻō. Satellite imagery showed the active front of the flow to be 7.8 km (4.8 miles) northeast of PuÊ»u ʻŌʻō on January 14.

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

Visit the HVO website ( for Volcano Awareness Month events 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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