Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 6, 2015


Time-lapse movie of Halemaumau Overlook Vent. July 30-August 6, 2015. Images courtesy of USGS/HVO


Time-lapse thermal image movie of Halemaumau Overlook Vent. July 30-August 6, 2015. Images courtesy of USGS/HVO


Time-lapse movie of Halemaumau Crater from the south rim. July 30-August 6, 2015. Images courtesy of USGS/HVO


Time-lapse movie of Halemaumau Overlook Vent from the West Rim of Halemaumau Crater. July 30-August 6, 2015. Images courtesy of USGS/HVO


Time-lapse movie of Kīlauea Caldera from Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. July 30-August 6, 2015. Images courtesy of USGS/HVO


Time-lapse movie of Halemaʻumaʻu Overlook Vent from Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. July 30-August 6, 2015. Images courtesy of USGS/HVO


Time-lapse movie of Halemaumau Crater looking Southwest. July 30-August 6, 2015. Images courtesy of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level fluctuated this past week between about 48 and 51 m (157 – 167 ft) below the vent rim.

Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone “June 27th lava flow” continues to feed widespread breakouts northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. All active lava remains within about 8 km (5 mi) of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. The most distant breakouts are evident by the smoke plumes produced by burning vegetation along the edge of the flow field.

One earthquake was reported felt on the Island of Hawai’i in the past week. On Monday, August 3, 2015 at 12:38AM, HST a magnitude 2.9 earthquake occurred 19.6 km (12.2 mi) northwest of Kawaihae at a depth of 17.5 km (10.9 mi).


Time-lapse multi-image movie of Pu’u ‘O’o Crater. July 30-August 6, 2015. Images courtesy of USGS/HVO


Time-lapse movie from images gathered from a temporary thermal camera looking into Pu’u ‘O’o Crater. The temperature scale is in degrees Celsius up to a maximum of 500 Celsius (932 Fahrenheit) for this camera model, and scales based on the maximum and minimum temperatures within the frame. Thick fume, image pixel size and other factors often result in image temperatures being lower than actual surface temperatures. July 30-August 6, 2015. Images courtesy of USGS/HVO


Time-lapse movie of Pu’u ‘O’o Crater North Flank from the North Rim. July 30-August 6, 2015. Images courtesy of USGS/HVO


Time-lapse multi-image movie of Mokuʻāweoweo Caldera from the Northwest Rim on Mauna Loa. July 30-August 6, 2015. Images courtesy of USGS/HVO

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