At a public talk in Pahoa,
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Deputy-Scientist-in-Charge Steve Brantley gave a 10-minute talk on the 2018 Kilauea eruption sequence so far.
I was going to summarize it in my
June 6 Kilauea daily digest. However, it’s so useful I’ve transcribed it in full below.
The full community meeting is archived
here, with Steve Brantley’s presentation starting at 44:30. BigIslandVideoNeed has excerpted it below, but they don’t usually show the slides he was showing. I’m going to be putting those back in, matching or approximating the photos he selected.
Steve Brantley, HVO/USGS: “Good evening and thank you for coming out tonight. […]
Continue reading June 5: Steve Brantley (USGS) Sums Up Eruption So Far
HVO Scientist-in-Charge Tina Neal gave an EXCELLENT evening briefing on the first 24 hours of the Leilani Estates Eruption, explaining very clearly what was happening and why.
Big Island Video News, overlaid with video from Mick Kalber flyover]
VIDEO Powerpoint slide summary of TALK:
6 fissures in first 24 hours — more are expected
No lava flows extending more than tens of yards so far — flows are expected
Magma intrusion into LERZ [Lower East Rift Zone] is continuing
High levels of sulfur dioxide gas [SO2] near fissures and downwind
More Magnitude 5+ earthquakes possible as volcano adjusts to intrusion
Excerpts from this Briefing:
Continue reading May 4: USGS Scientist Explains First 24 Hours of Eruption
On May 2, residents in Leilani Estates noticed cracks in the roads:
From HVO Photo/Video Blog
This was a warning sign… but of what?
Continue reading May 2: Warnings As Magma Heads Downrift