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Kīlauea Eruption Update: Weekly Summary, Vog Overview & Research Roundup

3:05 AM · Jun 10, 2022

Kīlauea's summit eruption is still putting on a show, visible from multiple overlooks within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, with slightly less oozing this past week outside of the small, persistent lava lake. There is no increased volcanic threat to people, but the primary hazard of vog still continues to affect the island despite the favorable summer weather pattern, especially south Hawaiʻi and the Kona side based on air quality sensors. We present a “Vog Overview” in the second half of our broadcast, an excerpt from a USGS presentation including a Q&A to address enduring viewer concerns about this pervasive island hazard. First, we review the past week's webcams, images and video illustrating the ongoing changes, as well as monitoring data and reports courtesy of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, highlighting the graphics and discussing live viewer questions as we go. We touch on background earthquake activity and the still-quiet Maunaloa volcano. This week's USGS Volcano Watch article discusses upcoming an upcoming oceanic trip by a HVO scientist, after which we include a bonus Hawaiian Volcanoes Research Roundup segment with a recap of a handful of findings including Kīlauea's deepest magma source 60 miles down, and its place compared to its other magma reservoirs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti1CycyhpmQ

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