(BIVN) – The latest information on the eruption of Kilauea Volcano was shared with residents in Pahoa on Tuesday evening, as USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory deputy scientist-in-charge Steve Brantley gave his weekly presentation.
Included in the talk was discussion about a new USGS document, released to the public last week, that provides an analysis of the ongoing eruption on the lower East Rift Zone, and “describes a credible set of future scenarios for fissure 8 and discusses uncertainties.”
The centerpiece of the document – and Brantley’s talk – was the “lavasheds” map, showing the lower East Rift Zone areas (north of the Fissure 8 lava channel) that could potentially be threatened by channel blockages or failures.
The 15-page report can be downloaded from the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
The above video is part 1 of a 3 part series covering Tuesday’s meeting.