Volcano Update from Archive

Saturday, September 29, 2007 08:34 HST (Saturday, September 29, 2007 18:34 UTC)

19.43°N 155.29°W, Summit Elevation 4009 ft (1222 m)
Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Report prepared by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO):

VOG ADVISORY: Because of the change in wind direction this morning, sulfur dioxide levels have skyrocketed within Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. At the time of this writing, SO2 concentrations are over 2,000 ppb and have been deemed UNHEALTHY (greater than 500 ppb).

Current sulfur dioxide concentrations within Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park can be viewed at http://www2.nature.nps.gov/air/webcams/parks/havoso2alert/havoalert.cfm

Maps, photos, webcam views, and other information about Kilauea Volcano are available at http://volcano.wr.usgs.gov/hvostatus.php. A daily update summary is available by phone at (808) 967-8862.

Earthquakes located within the past two weeks can be found at http://tux.wr.usgs.gov/

A definition of alert levels can be found at http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/2006/warnschemes.html