Lava lake reaches 650 feet in depth; new overflight video

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported this morning that the lava lake inside Halemaʻumaʻu crater has risen to about 650 feet deep and remains stagnant over its eastern half.

Lava activity is confined to the crater, and lava continues erupting from a vent on the northwest side of the crater.

There is no seismic or deformation data to indicate that additional magma is currently moving into either of Kilauea’s rift zones, according to HVO.

SO2 emission rates remain elevated.

All of the “islands” in the lava lake have been stationary over the past several days “as if frozen in the eastern stagnant portions of the lava lake,” HVO said.

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