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BREAKING: Kīlauea Eruption Resumes While Maunaloa Cools, Hawaiian Volcano Update

3:29 AM · Jan 6, 2023

As the calendar rolled into 2023, neither Maunaloa or Kīlauea were erupting, though both volcanoes continued to recover from their 2022 eruptions. On Maunaloa, glow from the still-cooling flow front is no longer visible on webcams and only slight inflation is evident in monitoring signals, following a typical post-eruption pattern after expelling roughly 230 million cubic meters or 66 billion cubic gallons of lava. However, on Kīlauea it's been a different story, as its eruption paused in response to Maunaloa's outburst rather than its own. Magma has continued to gather and build within Kīlauea and its pressure led to increased rates of earthquakes and surface deformation over the past week, accelerating further today to resume its eruption within its summit crater of Halemaʻumaʻu. Lava has emerged from the central area of the crusted crater floor, east of the central island in the vicinity of the persistently glowing pit. With the usual approach, we review the live developments and recent changes through imagery, reports and monitoring data courtesy of the USGS-HVO, discuss live viewer questions, and annotate the presentation on-screen as we go. LIVE -

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