New Image of Halema’uma’u – July 28, 2018
Note the light green mostly-treeless area in background at left, and then zoom in to find museum & observatory on rim at right. Then compare with:
April 13, 2018
Today’s Eruption Summary
Summit collapse event at 2:37 am HST, July 28, 2018. Energy release equivalent to M5.4. Minor overflows on Fissure 8’s channel reported a few hours afterwards. At the coast, the SW edge of the flow remains stalled 175 m from Pohoiki boat ramp, with ocean entry a few hundred meters to its east.
Road crews are monitoring cracks on Highway 130 after increased gas emissions were detected there.
Also, notwithstanding longer intervals between recent summit collapses and a few days where the lava channel seemed lower, HVO doesn’t see any strong indications the eruption is weakening:
We can't say for sure, but we don't think so. We've had long intervals between Type A events in the past, and the channel today appears to be as active as it has been in past days, with overflows on existing lava in some places.
— USGS Volcanoes🌋 (@USGSVolcanoes) July 28, 2018