This Kilauea Volcano Eruptions presentation video contains media obtained from USGS and Google Earth with some of the significant June 2022 updates from; USGS at https://www.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/photo-video-chronology and earthquakes data.
According to the USGS HVO a new eruption at Kīlauea’s summit began at approximately 3:20 p.m. HST on September 29, 2021. Lava activity is currently confined within Halema’uma’u crater. Gas emissions and seismic activity at the summit remain elevated. HVO field crews—equipped with specialized safety gear—monitor the eruption from within the closed area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park with NPS permission.
Thursday, June 2, 2022, 9:35 AM HST (Thursday, June 2, 2022, 19:35 UTC)
HUALALAI VOLCANO (VNUM #332040)
19°41’31” N 155°52’12” W, Summit Elevation 8278 ft (2523 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL
Current Aviation Color Code: GREEN
No significant activity was detected at Hualālai Volcano during the past month. HVO seismometers recorded 4 small-magnitude earthquakes (below M3.0) in the vicinity of the volcano, in addition to the M4.7 earthquake recorded on May 21 about 2.0 km (1 mi) east-northeast of Kailua-Kona, at a depth of 11.0 km (7 mi) below sea level. This earthquake count is on par with previous months.
More details on the M4.7 earthquake are available in the HVO Information Statement issued for the event (https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hans2/view/notice/DOI-USGS-HVO-2022-05-22T03:34:44-07:00) and at the National Earthquake Information Center webpage for the event (https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/hv73019747).
Background: Hualālai is the third most active volcano on the Island of Hawaiʻi and typically erupts two to three times per 1,000 years. Hualālai last erupted in 1801 and, more recently, had a damaging seismic swarm in 1929 that was probably the result of a shallow intrusion of magma. Hualālai Volcano is monitored by a continuous GPS instrument and seismometer located southeast of the summit, as well as several instruments on nearby flanks of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. Key sites on Hualālai and western Mauna Loa are resurveyed using GPS receivers every few years to detect any changes in the volcano’s shape.
Hualālai volcano summary also available by phone: (808) 967-8877
Hualālai website: https://www.usgs.gov/volcanoes/hualalai
HVO scientists collect detailed data to assess hazards and understand how the eruption is evolving at Kīlauea’s summit, all of which are shared with the National Park Service and emergency managers. Access to this hazardous area is by permission from, and in coordination with, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
Please see the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park website for visitor information: https://www.nps.gov/havo/index.htm. Visitors to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park should note that under southerly (non-trade) wind conditions, there is potential for a dusting of powdery to gritty ash composed of volcanic glass and rock fragments.
Media Source: USGS HVO, Google
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