Normally I tuck the USGS media conference call into my digest for the day, but my notes are so long I decided to put this in its own post.
Summary: Eruption is continuing with no signs of stopping. Wendy Stovall gives all kinds of geeky tidbits about temperatures, heights, where the magma is coming from, plumbing system of Kilauea. She emphasizes that Kilauea receives a “continuous supply of magma from the deep mantle” thanks to its mantle plume. Scientists are starting to discuss calling this a new eruption, but their focus right now is on collecting data and getting info to Civil Defense.
Full notes (sorry they’re a little rough, but you’ve got the gist) below cut: