(BIVN) – Kīlauea Volcano remains queit. On the lower East Rift Zone, scientists say there has been no significant incandescence visible overnight in the collapse pit within the fissure 8 cone. Minor fuming has been visible during the day. At the summit, seismicity and ground deformation remain low.
Rates of tilting throughout both the summit and the ERZ are much lower than those observed during the recent period of major eruptive activity, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported over the weekend.
The USGS has started to publish some retrospective products on the eruptive activity that began in May 2018. That includes a chronology of the activity from April 30 through September 22, 2018, and a timeline of the events of 2018.
The USGS has also published a series of “before and after” satellite images of the changes in the Leilani Estates subdivision, Lanipuna Gardens, and Kapoho. Over 700 homes were lost to lava in the summer eruption.
by Big Island Video News
PUNA, Hawaiʻi - The dramatic changes following the eruption on the lower East Rift Zone are shown in comparison images released by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.