Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hawaii Kilauea Volcano Lava Up-Date

Hawaii Kilauea Volcano Lava Up-Date

30 minutes from Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast:  

The lava lake within the Halema'uma'u Overlook vent dropped for a few days last weekend, in tandem with a brief deflation of Kilauea summit. Since then, it has returned to its previous level and has been relatively steady. heating of the vent walls above the lava lake continues to cause loud popping and cracking noises, somtimes audible from the Jaggar Museum Overlook.

After pausing last weekend, uplift of the crater floor at Pu'u 'O'o has resumed. This slow rise is likely caused by shallow injection of magma from the lava lake in the crater into the layered flows that make up the crater floor.

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