This Kilauea Volcano Eruptions presentation video contains media obtained from USGS and Google Earth with some of the significant January 2023 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 summitThe eruption began just after 4:30 p.m. on January 5, 2023, and remains confined to 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.
HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Saturday, January 7, 2023, 9:00 AM HST (Saturday, January 7, 2023, 19:00 UTC)
KILAUEA (VNUM #332010)
19°25'16” N 155°17'13” W, Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Activity Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, continued over the past 24 hours. All recent eruptive activity has been confined to the crater. No significant changes have been observed at the summit or in either rift zone.
Halemaʻumaʻu Lava Lake Observations: Eruption of lava from vents on the central eastern portion of Halemaʻumaʻu crater floor continued over the past 24 hours. Activity is concentrated in the eastern half of the crater and within the basin in the western half of the crater that was the focus of activity in 2021-2022.
Summit Observations: Summit tiltmeters have recorded deflation over the past 24 hours. Volcanic tremor remains above background levels. A sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission rate of approximately 12,500 tonnes per day (t/d) was measured on January 6, 2023.
Magnitude: 5.0 (https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us6000itqe)
Date and time: October 14, 2022 at 09:07:29 a.m. HST
Location: 4 mi (6 km) west of Pāhala, Island of Hawaiʻi
Depth: 4.5 mi (7.5 km) below sea level
Aftershocks are occurring and are expected to continue in the following days and possibly weeks.
The magnitude-5.0 earthquake was preceded by a magnitude-4.6 event that overlapped with it (https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/hv73178772).
Mauna Loa activity summary also available by phone: (808) 967-8866
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
Music from YouTube Audio Library for Creators.
Please note that some of the original USGS medias in this video had complete silence for the audio channel.