Volcano Update from Archive



HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY INFORMATION STATEMENT
Thursday, November 22, 2012 9:45 AM HST (Thursday, November 22, 2012 1945 UTC)


Kilauea Volcano
19°25'16" N 155°17'13" W, Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Activity Update: Lava flows from Pu`u `O`o MAY NOT have reached the ocean last night. Webcam views overnight suggested that there was a steam plume from an ocean entry farther west of the easternmost lava flow. As this morning progressed and more images were available, the only steam clearly visible is from rain on the hot lava and not from an ocean entry.

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The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is one of five volcano observatories within the U.S. Geological Survey and is responsible for monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes in Hawai`i.