Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 9, 2018

Time-lapse panorama of the Kīlauea Caldera Wide Angle from HVO Observation Tower. August 2-9, 2018. Images courtesy of USGS/HVO

(Activity updates are written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.)

Activity on Kīlauea’s lower East Rift Zone and at the summit of the volcano remained greatly diminished as of August 9. LERZ activity was limited to a small pond of lava deep within the fissure 8 cone and small streams of lava entering the ocean near Isaac Hale Beach Park and at Kapoho Bay. Summit earthquakes were greatly reduced, with only 1-2 per hour. The last collapse event occurred on August 2, and no significant subsidence has been observed since August…

Original published: 2018-08-10 07:36:45 Read the full Hawaii News here


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