HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY CURRENT STATUS REPORT
U.S. Geological Survey
Thursday, January 22, 2015 5:21 PM AKST (Friday, January 23, 2015 02:21 UTC)
KILAUEA VOLCANO (VNUM #332010)
19°25'16" N 155°17'13" W, Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientists conducted a helicopter overflight of the June 27th lava flow today and mapped its perimeter. At the time of the flight, the leading tip of the flow was moving sluggishly about 600 m (0.4 mi) upslope from Highway 130 near the Pāhoa police and fire stations. Breakouts were scattered across the interior and edges of the flow from the front to about 3 km (2 mi) upslope, widening the flow. Other breakouts were observed in the area just north of the True/Mid-Pacific well pad about 8 km (5 mi) upslope from the tip of the flow, and along the tube in an area 4 to 6 km (2.5 to 4 mi) downslope from Puʻu ʻŌʻō.
Daily updates about Kīlauea's ongoing eruptions, recent images and videos of summit and East Rift Zone volcanic activity, and data about recent earthquakes are posted on the HVO Web site at http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov.
Maps, photos, Webcam views, and other information about Kīlauea Volcano are available at http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvo/activity/kilaueastatus.php. A daily update summary is available by phone at (808) 967-8862.
For a definition of volcano alert levels and aviation color codes: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/alertsystem/index.php
A map with details of earthquakes located within the past two weeks can be found at http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/seismic/volcweb/earthquakes/
HVO Contact Information: askHVO@usgs.gov
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is one of five volcano observatories within the U.S. Geological Survey and is responsible for monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes in Hawai`i.