Summit eruption of Kilauea resumes

This is a USGS webcam image taken at 11:16 a.m. of the west vent in Halemaʻumaʻu crater and lava lake.

The summit eruption of Kilauea volcano inside Halemaʻumaʻu crater resumed this morning at 5:52 a.m., according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

The lava flow was from the top of the west vent cone.


This followed several days of “minor progressively intermittent activity” confined to a small pond north of the west vent cone, HVO reported today.

The lava lake began rising at about 6:30 a.m. this morning and by 8:20 a.m. had risen 11 meters (36 feet).

All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kilauea, according to HVO.

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