Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hawaii Big Island - Kilauea Activity Up-date

Only minutes from Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast:

Over the past week, lava flows have been active on the pali and coastal plain in two distinct lobes west of Kalapana. The easternmost of the active flow lobes continues to advance slowly to the south and southeast near the end of Highway 130, with one portion creating an ocean entry. The western lobe remains active, as well, and is also feeding a small ocean entry.

At Kilauea's summit, the circulating lava lake in the collapse pit deep within the floor of Halemau'uma'u Crater has been visible via webcam throughout the past week. Volcanic gas emissiions remain elevated, resulting in high concentrations of sulfur dioxide downwind.

No earthquakes beneath the Hawaiian Islands were reported this past week.

Visit the HVO website for detailes Kilauea and Mauna Loa activity up-dates, recent volcano photos, recent earhtquakes and more; call 967-8862 for a kiluaea summary;

The Volcano Watch is a weekly article and activity up-date written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

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