Kilauea eruption ends after six days

Photo credit: USGS/M. Patrick — An erupting vent in Kilauea caldera last week. HVO reports that there is no more lava emerging from any vent at the volcano's summit.

Kilauea has stopped erupting, less than a week after the latest eruption began.

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported that, around noon on Saturday, lava stopped emerging from fissure vents in Halema‘uma‘u Crater at Kilauea summit. Since then, no further volcanic activity has been observed, and HVO has concluded that the eruption is unlikely to restart.

Eruptive tremor, which indicates subterranean fluid movement, has returned to pre-eruption levels, while gas emission rates have dropped to approximately 800 tons per day, a pittance compared to the nearly 210,000 observed when the eruption began on Sept. 10.

With the six-day eruption concluded, HVO’s Kilauea advisory level has once again been lowered to “Advisory” and its aviation color code lowered to “Yellow.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email