(BIVN) – The lava lake at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano spilled over the Overlook crater rim several times in the past day, coating a portion of the floor of Halema‘uma‘u crater.
The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says summit tiltmeters continue to record an overall inflationary tilt this morning. The inflation has coincided with the rise and spill-over of the lava lake.
“Seismicity in the summit area has not changed significantly, with tremor amplitude fluctuations associated with lava lake spattering and a few more small earthquakes in the upper East Rift Zone and south part of the caldera,” USGS reported Monday morning. “Elevated summit sulfur dioxide emission rates persist.”
The summit activity does not pose a threat to nearby communities at this time, as it is contained within Halema‘uma‘u crater in the Kīlauea caldera.
We will continue to update this page with more information on this rare summit occurrence.