Volcano Rumbles

Yes, she is rumbling again, mere weeks after the last eruption ended.

The easternmost vent of the September 2023 eruption
The easternmost vent of the September 2023 eruption

Inflation at the summit has surged with a vengence, the pressure under the caldera right back to where it was at the start of the September eruption. A persistent pattern of earthquakes rumbles beneath the southwestern flank indicating intruding magma.

The USGS has noticed, they are back to issuing daily reports. The park service has noticed, trails in the southwestern rift zone have been closed. Local photographers have noticed, plans are ready to spring into action with grab-and-go bags of photo gear by the door.

Author: Andrew

An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on the island of Hawaiʻi.

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