Posted by: Anna Webb | June 8, 2009

Update on Halema’uma’u Crater Glow


 

Halema'uma'u Crater taken in February 2007

Halema'uma'u Crater taken in February 2007

A friend from Tasmania/Australia just sent me an article published there through their ABC News affiliate regarding the changes taking place within the Halema’uma’u Crater at Kilauea.

It states that Park Rangers are keeping the Jaggar Overlook open past dusk for visitor’s to witness the glow emanating from within the crater. It also mentions that the vent is expanding.

Sulphur plume at Halema'uma'u Crater

Sulphur plume at Halema'uma'u Crater

Coupled with the description by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory of “molten lava present in the neck of a funnel shaped cavity” I personally feel it’s possible that a fountain or surface eruption may not be too far off in the distant future.

Sulphur emitting from Halema'uma'u Crater in February 2007

Sulphur emitting from Halema'uma'u Crater in February 2007

A link to the ABC News affiliate article is below (also see article for current but undated photo of the vent). 

Scientists Eye Glowing Volcano Crater in Hawaii

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=7774406

Advertisements

Responses

  1. I want to try to go one evening this week if at all possible! Thanks for the update, Anna!


Categories

%d bloggers like this: