Vog returns to West Hawaii as Kilauea eruption continues

  • With northeasterly tradewinds forecast through Tuesday, the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Vog Measurement and Prediction Project said small amounts of vog may continue to impact areas southwest of the Kilauea summit caldera, including the western half of the southern coast of Hawaii Island (the Ka‘u District). This screen grab shows a forecast for Saturday morning. (Vog Measurement and Prediction Project/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The Kilauea summit eruption continued within Halemaʻumaʻu crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Friday. This wide view of the new lava lake was taken Friday morning during a Hawaiian Volcano Observatory eruption overflight. Volcanic gas emissions remain elevated with lava fountains from the vent on the western crater wall, and from within the lava lake, producing the largest gas plumes. (USGS photo taken by L. DeSmither/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Hualalai is nearly obliterated by vog Friday afternoon. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

The vog is back.