The dramatic light show I noticed on the East Rift Zone webcam last night was probably from fissure 7, featured on today’s Mick Kalber helicopter flyover (warning: noisy).
(Blog post: Mick Kalber’s observations from this flight)
Most of today’s news is about marauding lava flows in the Lower East Rift Zone, but the ESA just posted another satellite radar image of changes at Kilauea’s summit:
Radar from @ESA Sentinel-1 satellite, May 19 @ 6:30 PM HST (left) vs. May 25 @ 6:30 PM HST (right) shows expansion of summit vent. As of May 25, this included westward growth of the vent rim & a subsidiary pit N of Halemaʻumaʻu crater. Vent area now ~90 acres. #KilaueaErupts pic.twitter.com/z2gwcQ63HO
— USGS Volcanoes🌋 (@USGSVolcanoes) May 27, 2018
[EDIT] Things got a little TOO exciting this evening, and I kept having to update this post…
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