HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – The lava lake within Halemaʻumaʻu Crater at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano is once again partially within view of the public.
The level of the lava rose steadily over the past day in concert with summit inflation, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists report.
This morning, with the lake level was only 62 feet below the summit vent rim, and “vigorous spattering on the lake surface was visible from the Jaggar Museum Overlook in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park”.
“Inflationary tilt of more than 2 microradians has been recorded by summit tiltmeters since yesterday morning,” scientists noted in today’s volcano activity update. “No significant changes in seismicity are noted through the past day, while volcanic tremor amplitudes continue to fluctuate in association with lava lake activity.”