Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - April 6, 2020

Release Date:

Close monitoring of the summit water pond continues

 

image related to volcanoes. See description

Clear weather allowed another water pond measurement to be made this morning. Results show continued slow rise of the water level. No major changes were observed. Note the former HVO observation tower can be seen above the geologist's helmet.

(Credit: Public domain.)

image related to volcanoes. See description

Day to day changes in the color of the water pond are common. This morning the pond had a browner hue compared to the previous observation on April 1, when the pond color was slightly more greenish yellow (see photo below).

(Credit: Public domain.)

image related to volcanoes. See description

A close up of a brown portion of the water surface, on the north margin of Kīlauea's summit pond, showing the sharp color boundaries that can occur. Wind at the bottom of Halema‘uma‘u Crater produces the ripples seen here, and also causes rapid shifting of the steaming on the water surface. USGS photo by M. Patrick.

(Credit: Public domain.)