Lava continues to erupt from two vents at the Kīlauea volcano on Hawai’i Island. One of the vents is located along the floor and one is located in the western wall of Halemaʻumaʻu crater.
All lava activity remains confined within Halemaʻumaʻu crater in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Seismicity and volcanic gas emission rates remain elevated.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that over the past 24 hours, the lava lake level rose approximately 3 feet with a total rise of about 105 feet since lava emerged on Sept. 29 as part of the latest eruption.
The total thickness of lava filling Halemaʻumaʻu is now 846 feet with a lake surface elevation of approximately 2,543 feet above sea level, according to the HVO.
The HVO reports that the west vent continues to have the most vigorous fountain with sustained lava fountain heights of about 39 feet.
Scientists with the HVO say ground deformation motion suggests that the upper East Rift Zone—between the summit and Puʻuʻōʻo—has been steadily refilling with magma over the past year.
The current volcano alert level is WATCH, and the aviation color code is ORANGE.
Original source: https://mauinow.com/2021/10/07/%e2%80%afkilauea/