Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Hawaii's Pele Dancing Act Continues

Kilauea Volcano's Pele USGS status report:

Tues. 4/15/08
"Activity Summary for last 24 hours: Kilauea Volcano is active at two locations. At the summit, low ash production and elevated sulfur dioxide emissions continued from the Halema`uma`u vent. Seismic tremor levels continued elevated to several times background levels. The second DI tilt event in a week was finishing up this morning. At the east rift eruption site, lava continued to flow from vents in the east rift zone through tubes into the ocean at the Waikupanaha and Ki ocean entries."

Much more detailed information available at the web site link above; up dates there periodically.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Wednesday, April 16, 2008 report reveals the following remains the same as last week noted in my previous post.

19.42°N 155.29°W, Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m)
Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

"SO2 gas plume crosses road near Halemaumau and low on Chain of Craters Road. Sensitive individuals should limit exposure in these areas."
The National Park Services provides additional information with a map of the area and up dates when you visit the above page for this link titled:

"Current SO2 levels and wind direction in Hawaii National Park"

Wonder if Hawaii's mythical goddess Pele was really dancing or if she was feeling a bit explosive with that 4/15 income taxes filing date looming here in the U.S.? Well, it's past now, so perhaps she'll calm down.


  1. I wouldn't bank on it.....LOL

  2. Wouldn't it be nice if volcanos spewed out oxygen? Would could use little more.

  3. Kenju: You're probably right! Really like the new look of your blog and the slight change in the title.

    Virginia: Ah, yes! We could certainly use more O2. Expect the volcano contributes to global warming, but then it's also creating a bigger island in the Pacific.

  4. Joared, thanks for the visit. I only changed it yesterday, so you are not behind the times....LOL. So far, you are the only one who has noticed the name change!

  5. Instead of weather reports, volcano reports. That's a hard one to imagine.

    As for the tax thing, if you could collect the energy from how we all feel about how the government is spending our money, we could start a volcano of our own.