7-months into Kīlauea’s latest summit eruption, its now typical activity continues. Lava circulates at the surface within a relatively small active lake that rises and falls with changes in magma pressure, but usually remains within sight in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Scattered lava flows “ooze up” across other parts of the crater floor, leaking as magma continues to accumulate, lifting the hardened crust. This remains a great time for public viewing, continuing a long period of no increased volcanic threat to people.
We share time-lapse animations and video illustrating these views and recent changes, along with USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory webcams, monitoring data and reports, annotating the graphics with an on-screen pen. As usual, we also discuss live viewer questions.
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