Eruption Summary: the Lull continues
Fissure 8 is still emitting a gas plume, and lava circulates weakly within the cone. Residual lava is still draining into the ocean near Pohoiki. Gas emissions at the summit, Pu’u O’o, and even the Lower East Rift Zone are low.
[This post is a followup to yesterday’s, where I reviewed HVO news, photos and videos from the past week. Here, I’m covering everything else: local news media outlets, images/videos from local photographers, and a week’s worth of good Q&A from HVO/USGS on social media.]
Miscellaneous SCIENCE-y news
- Link to article mentioned in tweet below: “UH investigating effect of Kīlauea eruption on ocean microbes and ecosystem”
🌋 A rapid response team of scientists from @SOESTnews returned from a four-day expedition to investigate the effects of the #Kilauea volcanic eruption on marine life near Kapoho on Hawaiʻi Island and the surrounding areas. Learn more here: https://t.co/yPfl8lcayn #UHMResearch pic.twitter.com/Ye0bTj6vhy
— University of Hawaii System (@UHawaiiNews) August 13, 2018
Timelapse of Kilauea Caldera Aug 2-9
August 12 LERZ Overflight
The latest from the @HotSeatHawaii gang. Mick Kalber’s August 12 video shows a few fingers of red lava dribbling out of the delta, and Pohoiki’s new sandbar which is currently blocking the boat ramp, but that can be moved. There’s a quick sweep over the weakly steaming fissures of the LERZ and a glimpse into Fissure 8’s cone, and then they tried to take a distant look at Kilauea’s summit:
Here’s Mick’s observations from this flight.
Bruce Omori posted photos of the same flight on Facebook, including: