HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – There is some additional activity to report at Kilauea’s two erupting vents today.
The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says lava began to erupt from a vent within Puʻu ʻŌʻō onto the floor of the crater at about 6 a.m., while earlier in the morning a section of the Kilauea summit vent wall collapsed.
The activity at the summit of Kilauea, where the active lava lake continues to spatter within the Overlook vent, began at 2:30 a.m.
“A Very Long Period earthquake at the summit at around 2:30 this morning corresponded to the collapse of a large section of the northern rim and wall of the summit vent. This caused increased pond spattering and turbulence. The depth to the surface of the lava within the overlook vent has been approximately 40-50 m (135-165 ft) below the floor of Halema`uma`u over the past day. In general, seismicity remains at low levels.”USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Three and a half hours later the lava activity at Puʻu ʻŌʻō was observed.
“Lava began to erupt from a vent within Pu`u `O`o onto the floor of the crater at about 6 a.m. this morning and continues at the time of this report. Inflationary tilt continued at Puʻu ʻŌʻō over the past day. A small increase in tremor that began on Sunday continues this morning, although in general, seismic activity remains low.”USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Scientists say the June 27th lava flow is active, with surface flows scattered northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. All active flows are between around 1 and 4 miles of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. There is no lava flow threat to nearby communities.