HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii – The lava lake within the Halemaʻumaʻu Overlook crater is within view of webcams and the Jaggar Museum overlook.
The lava lake level has been rising over the past few days, in concert with a continuing summit inflationary tilt.
Scientists measured the lava level at 95 feet below the Halema`uma`u crater floor yesterday afternoon, and the lake has risen several feet since that time. By Monday evening the lava could be seen splattering on USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory webcams (image above).
USGS says tremor fluctuations associated with lava lake spattering continued yesterday. Sulfur dioxide emissions from the summit vent ranged from 4,100 to 6,400 t/d during the past week, which is typical for active pond conditions.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists say data from GPS networks and interferometric satellite radar (InSAR) show continued long-term inflation of the summit and upper Southwest Rift Zone magma reservoirs.