HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and at the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent on its East Rift Zone following a flurry of 31 earthquakes recorded over a period of 42 minutes on Sunday.
Seismicity has remained elevated in the area between Hi‘iaka and Koʻokoʻolau Craters on the Chain of Craters Road, with dozens of small earthquakes over the past day, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports. So far, the earthquakes have caused no significant changes in Kīlauea Volcano’s ongoing eruptions, scientists say.
Elsewhere on the volcano, activity continues as it has over the last several weeks.
Webcam views show a new breakout on the upper 61g flow field closer to Puʻu ʻŌʻō that began yesterday around dusk. USGS says the breakout was still relatively small this morning.
The episode 61g flow is still active and entering the ocean at Kamokuna, scientists say. Webcam views also indicate continued small breakouts on the coastal plain, while other 61g surface flows were active on the pali farther inland.
None of these flows pose a threat to nearby communities at this time, scientists say.
“The surface breakout that started on February 10 remains active on the coastal plain just east of the main episode 61g lava flow field,” scientists reported late last week, saying that the slow moving flow front advanced to about 0.2 miles from the emergency access road in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, but then appeared to stall.