Geologists lower Kilauea alert level

An HVO map of the lava lake on Kilauea.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has determined that Kilauea is no longer erupting.

Lava supply to Halema‘uma‘u Crater ceased on March 7, according to an HVO report, and sulfur dioxide emissions have reduced to near preeruption levels.

Consequently, HVO has lowered its Kilauea alert level for ground-based hazards from Watch to Advisory, and its aviation color code from Orange to Yellow.

HVO advises that volcanic activity may resume in the near future with little to no warning, and that the observatory will continue to monitor the volcano.

Last week, HVO lowered its Mauna Loa alert level from Advisory to Normal, and its aviation color code from Yellow to Green, marking the end of that volcano’s most recent eruption that began late November.

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