Kilauea on pause – Scientists wary of pronouncing the recent activity over


Lava fountaining and effusion in Halema’uma’u crater, at the summit of Kilauea, paused abruptly around 4 p.m. on Monday, June 19. This USGS comparison shows activity at the southwest wall eruptive vent the day before (left), and the same spot just after activity paused on Monday (right). (Courtesy photo/usgs)

With another Kilauea eruption on pause, geologists are unsure when the volcano will resume activity.