Alert Level: UNASSIGNED, Color Code: UNASSIGNED
2018-12-08 03:16:31 UTC
HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY MONTHLY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Friday, December 7, 2018, 5:16 PM HST (Saturday, December 8, 2018, 03:16 UTC)
LO`IHI VOLCANO (VNUM #332000)
18°55'12" N 155°16'12" W, Summit Elevation -3199 ft (-975 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: UNASSIGNED
Current Aviation Color Code: UNASSIGNED
Lō'ihi's earthquake activity diminished during November. There was one detected event of a magnitude 2.1 near the vicinity of the volcano
Background: Intermittent earthquake activity has been recorded in the vicinity of Lō'ihi since as early as 1952. The most energetic earthquake sequence occurred in July-August 1996, which included more than 4,000 earthquakes, 95 of which were magnitude-4.0 to 4.9 events and nearly 300 were larger than magnitude 3 events. There are no working monitoring instruments on Lō'ihi Volcano whose peak is about 1,000 m (3,280 ft) below sea level. All real-time information about the volcano is derived from land-based seismometers on the Island of Hawai`i.
This notice contains additional volcanoes not displayed: Mauna Loa (NORMAL/GREEN), Hualalai (NORMAL/GREEN), Mauna Kea (NORMAL/GREEN), Haleakala (NORMAL/GREEN).
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Definitions of terms used in update: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/extra/definitions.pdf
Overview of Kīlauea summit (Halemaʻumaʻu) and East Rift Zone (Puʻu ʻŌʻō ) eruptions:
Summary of volcanic hazards from Kīlauea eruptions:
Recent earthquakes in Hawaiʻi (map and list):
Explanation of Volcano Alert Levels and Aviation Color Codes:
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 Hawaiʻi.