At the summit, at Halem`uma`u crater there still lava spattering and movement in the crater. Another DI (deflation-inflation) event started at 9:30 PM yesterday. Episodic tremors were recorded throughout the night, starting at 6PM last night.
Also at the summit, there gas plume reaching 600 meters into the air. The plume is moving northward.
Click here to see a picture of a gas plume at the Haleuma`u crater, at the summit of Kilauea.
Currently, at the summit of Kilauea 900 tonnes per day of sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas is being released into the air. Between the years of 2003 and 2007 the average amount of sulfur dioxide released a day was only 140 tonnes per day.
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