(BIVN) – Inward slumping of the rim and walls of Halemaʻumaʻu continues in response to ongoing subsidence at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano.
At 5:03 p.m. HST on June 25, another collapse explosion event at Kīlauea’s summit produced an ash-poor plume less than 2,000 ft. above the ground, which drifted southwest. The energy released by the event was equivalent to Magnitude 5.3 earthquake, scientists said. As per the pattern in recent weeks, the collapse explosion followed hours of elevated seismicity, which dropped abruptly after the event.
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park remains closed. Volcano-area residents are being invited to a community meeting this Thursday evening (June 28) with representatives from the National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, “regarding the ongoing seismic and collapse/explosion activity at the summit of Kīlauea and the continued closure of the Kīlauea section of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.”
The Thursday meeting will be held at the Cooper Center in Volcano Village (19-4030 Wright Road) and will begin at 6:30 p.m.