Volcano Watch: What defines an eruption pause?

  • The west vent in Halemaʻumaʻu erupting on Jan. 11 and building a spatter cone complex, with lava cascades feeding a growing lava lake at Kilauea summit. (B. Carr/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Kilauea’s recent volcano alert-level change, from “Watch” to “Advisory,” has attracted some attention.