Volcano Watch — Kīlauea eruption continues with little change

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The eruption on Kīlauea's East Rift Zone continues, with little change from last week. Lava from the episode 51 and 53 vents, both located on the southwest flank of the Pu`u `O`o cone, flowed through lava tubes to the coast.

The eruption on Kīlauea's East Rift Zone continues, with little change from last week. Lava from the episode 51 and 53 vents, both located on the southwest flank of the Pu`u `O`o cone, flowed through lava tubes to the coast. Lava entered the ocean on both the east and west sides of the November 1992-January 1993 Kamoamoa flow. Much of that flow has now been recoated by fresh pahoehoe.

The flow that was threatening the Chain of Craters Road just west of Lae`apuki stagnated without crossing the road. Farther east, however, at the edge of the main flow, another 30 yards of the road were consumed by slow-moving lava flows during the last week.

The lava pond at the bottom of the crater in Pu`u `O`o remains active at a level that fluctuates from about 190 to 220 feet below the lowest point on the crater rim.

One earthquake greater than magnitude 3 occurred on the island during the last week. This was a magnitude 3.2 quake located offshore from Miloli`i on Wednesday at 8:50 p.m.