#Volcano #Update #Kilauea volcano (Big Island, #Hawaii)
Kilauea volcano update: New #lava emission from new #fissures after 3 days of pause
Sunday May 13, 2018 05:38 AM
After a pause of 3 days with no lava emission, two new fissures (#16 and #17) started to #erupt yesterday.
The first (#16) opened about 06:45 local time yesterday morning about 1 mile northeast of fissure 15 at the northeast end of the existing vent system, and produced minor lava spattering, and a lava flow that reached about 250 m length until ending activity at about 14:30.
The next one (#17) opened at around 18:00 in the evening just east of fissure 16, about a half mile northeast from the end of Hinalo Road.
According to HVO, "lava from this latest outbreak is actively spattering and degassing but no flow has yet formed. This area was actively steaming earlier in the day." "
#Earthquake activity, ground deformation, and continuing high emission rates of #sulphurdioxide in the area indicate additional outbreaks of lava are likely as this #eruption continues. The location of future outbreaks could include areas both uprift (southwest) and downrift (northeast) of the existing fissures, or, existing fissures can be reactivated. Communities downslope of these fissures could be at risk from lava inundation."