Ongoing eruption

The latest eruption of Kilauea Volcano continues. It’s settled down to being a fairly well-behaved eruption as these often do. Currently, lava is still pouring from a vent on the northwest side of Halemaʻumaʻu crater. It has formed a lake more than 200 meters deep, which continues to rise slowly.

This photo was from my trip down there in December. These two people were silhouetted by the glow from the eruption. To see what’s currently happening at the volcano go to https://www.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/webcams.

Posted in response to Becky’s January Squares challenge theme of ‘Up.’ See more responses here.

11 thoughts on “Ongoing eruption

    1. Graham Post author

      It’s very closely monitored, but that’s no foolproof. This latest eruption caught the scientists somewhat by surprise. But it is generally well behaved. I love going down there to see what’s going on.

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    1. Graham Post author

      Not entirely, but Hawaii’s volcanoes do tend to settle into fairly predictable activity like lakes and flows. One should never take that for granted though as things can change quickly.

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        1. Graham Post author

          Where I live is probably the least likely spot to be affected by any of the volcanoes on the island. There’s not even much vog. But I love going down to the park to see what’s going on. It really is an awesome sight.

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