(BIVN) – The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano has continued over the past 24 hours, with all activity confined to Halemaʻumaʻu crater within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Scientists say current data “indicate that this scenario is likely to continue”, with “no significant changes have been noted in the summit or East Rift Zone.”
A recent helicopter overflight allowed scientists with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to capture the visual and thermal imagery needed to create a new map, showing the current layout of the activity at the summit.
From the Monday update by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory:
Eruption of lava from the Halemaʻumaʻu western vent into the active lava lake and onto the crater floor has continued over the past 24 hours. The active lava lake has shown continuous surface activity, with lake level remaining relatively high, with some minor fluctuations in level. Lava ooze-outs were active over the course of the day, though slightly diminished compared with earlier last week and mostly on the eastern margin of the crater. Overflight measurements on May 10, 2022 indicated that the crater floor had seen a total rise of about 106 meters (348 feet) and that 77 million cubic meters (20 billion gallons) of lava had been effused since the beginning of this eruption on September 29, 2021.