Posts Tagged ‘#lavaflowhi’

Fissure 8 No Longer Pumping Out Lava to the East Rift Zone

 

During this morning’s USGS over flight of Fissure 8.There was a weak to moderately active pond of lava bubbling within the fissure 8 cone, but no visible supply of lava from fissure 8 into the channel. The perched channel and braided sections downstream were essentially crusted over with some incandescence noted. Active flow in the channel was observed immediately west Kapoho Crater. There is still active lava flowing into the ocean along the coast. it stretches about a mile long as of this morning. The Pohoiki Boat Ramp and Red House is still standing but there is some activity there. It did not have any significant advancement over the weekend.

Hawaii Volcano Observatory geologists observed low levels of lava fountaining  within the fissure 8 spatter cone and crusted lava in the spillway and channel downstream. The significance of this change is not yet clear. Eruptions can wax and wane or pause for days to weeks before returning to high levels of lava discharge. New outbreaks in the area of the active fissures could also occur in the near future.

 

Photos Courtesy of: USGS

 

Collapse at the Summit this Morning.

A collapse event occurred this morinng at the summit of Kilauea (July 24, 2018) at 6:41am HST, releasing energy equivalent to a magnitude-5.3 earthquake, which is similar to that released by previous collapse events. In this video, watch as today’s event unfolds from the perspective of HVO’s live-stream camera. At 6:41:08 (time stamp at upper left), a small tree along the right margin of the video begins to sway. At 6:41:10, a pressure wave passes through the steam plume in the crater, and light is reflected back to the camera (highlights the passage of the expanding sound energy through the air. At 6:41:11, a rockfall begins on the South Sulphur Banks, a distant light-colored scarp on the left

View of Fissure 8 with Halau Performing a Hawaiian Chant and Prayer

Had the privilege in escorting a Halau into the Leilani Blvd area to do Native Hawaiian ceremony and prayer. Mahalo to Civil Defense and Hawaii’s Finest, Hawaii Police Department for giving us the opportunity to make it happen for these Hawaiians. It was a spiritual moment for myself and also everyone there. Unreal evening!!! #alohaforpuna #stayclassypuna

Posted by Ikaika Marzo on Saturday, June 16, 2018

250 Acres Created by the Lava Flow

Flowing lava creates at least 250 acres of new land on Big Island

Incredible new images show lava hitting the sea off Kapoho and forming new land.LATEST: https://buff.ly/2MjOAVm#HINews #HNN

Posted by Hawaii News Now on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Halemaumau is forever changed. The Lava Lake has disappeared.

UAS survey of Halema‘uma‘u crater rim, at Kīlauea Volcano’s summit, June 13, 2018.

A UAS mission on June 13, 2018, filmed details of the dramatic changes occurring within Halema’uma’u crater at Kīlauea's summit. Clearly visible are the steep crater walls that continue to slump inward and downward in response to the ongoing subsidence at the summit. The deepest part of Halema‘uma‘u is now about 300 m (1,000 ft) below the crater rim.This video was taken from a UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems). Limited UAS flights into this hazardous area are conducted with permission and coordination with Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. The overflights collect visual information on what is happening at this rapidly changing eruption site. Scientists will be examining the footage in detail to understand how the expanding collapse area is evolving, the extent of tephra fall, and other clues as to what is happening at Kīlauea's summit. This information informs assessment of hazards, which is shared with the National Park Service and emergency managers.Video by the U.S. Geological Survey and Office of Aviation Services, Department of the Interior, with support from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.#usgs #hvo #hawaiianvolcanoobservatory #kilauea #volcano #KilaueaErupts #LERZeruption #LERZ #KilaueaEruption

Posted by USGS Volcanoes on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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UAS mission on June 13, 2018, filmed details of the dramatic changes occurring within Halema’uma’u crater at Kīlauea’s summit. Clearly visible are the steep crater walls that continue to slump inward and downward in response to the ongoing subsidence at the summit. The deepest part of Halema‘uma‘u is now about 300 m (1,000 ft) below the crater rim.

This video was taken from a UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems). Limited UAS flights into this hazardous area are conducted with permission and coordination with Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The overflights collect visual information on what is happening at this rapidly changing eruption site. Scientists will be examining the footage in detail to understand how the expanding collapse area is evolving, the extent of tephra fall, and other clues as to what is happening at Kīlauea’s summit. This information informs assessment of hazards, which is shared with the National Park Service and emergency managers.

Video by the U.S. Geological Survey and Office of Aviation Services, Department of the Interior, with support from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.

Fissure 8 in Leilani Estates

Fissure 8 continues to pump lava fountains up to 200 feet into the air. On occasion even higher.

Posted by Ikaika Marzo on Thursday, May 31, 2018

 

Fast Moving Lava Flow in Leilani Estates Tonight.

Posted by Ikaika Marzo on Monday, May 28, 2018