Kilauea Volcano continues to erupt at summit, breakouts remain active

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Kilauea Volcano continued to erupt at its summit and three areas of breakouts remain active in the upslope portion of the June 27 lava flow, the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Monday morning.

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Kilauea Volcano continued to erupt at its summit and three areas of breakouts remain active in the upslope portion of the June 27 lava flow, the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Monday morning.

Scientists, who continue to use webcams to observe the flow, said that the Feb. 21 breakout remains active on the northern flank of Puu Oo, while the March 9 breakout persists near Puu Kahaualea. A forked breakout also remains active between 3 and 4 miles northeast of Puu Oo.

There are no other areas of breakouts along the June 27 flow field located within Kilauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone, scientists said. All downslope areas remained quiet.

Kilauea Volcano continued to host a lava lake at its summit, scientists said Monday. Tiltmeters positioned there summit did not record any significant change in ground tilt during the past day. Tiltmeters are used to measure tiny changes in the slope angle or “tilt” of the ground.

Summit seismic tremor continued with episodic bursts accompanying spattering and temporary drops in lava level, according to HVO.

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The tiltmeter on the north flank of Puu Oo recorded no significant change in ground tilt. A thermal webcam positioned on the crater showed incandescent outgassing in areas of the crater. Scientists said the activity is normal.

The U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on March 25 downgraded its alert level for Kilauea Volcano from a “warning” to a “watch.”