Shinmoedake - plume of ash and gas from 14.05.2018 / around 14h50 - photo Asahi Shimbun's remote video camera
The Shinmoedake entered in a brief eruption this 14th May at 14.44. A plume of ash and gas rose up to 4,500 meters above the crater, then dispersed to the southeast. The activity lasted until 16h.10.
This is the first manifestation of this crater since April 6th.
The alert level of the volcano, set at "3 / do not approach the volcano" since March 15, 2018, has not been modified.
" I took a walk around a pond after a long absence. Because of Iwozan fumarol, I can only go from Ebino no Kogen to Rokkanison Pond (Oike). Coincidentally, Shinmukake has exploded. According to the report, the plume was raised to a height of 4,500 m. It is about 4 Km from the shooting point to Shinmoedake, but the wind direction was fortunate and ash did not wear."
Shinmoedake - on this picture Himawari 8, the important plume of Shinmoedake (on the right), and that of Sakurajima (on the left) this 14.05.2018 - Volcanic Ash Adivisory of 14.05.2018 by VAAC Tokyo
In the evening, although no geodetic observations indicate a new magmatic ascent, an incandescence marked the lava slab, broken by the eruption of the day (observation of Fumihiko Ikegami / UTAS)
Sources: JMA, Asahi Shimbun, Kyodo News
14.05.2018 / 7h loc. - Video by Andrew Hara, Daryl Lee, audio by Hawaii County Civil Defense
The activity of the fissure # 17 on the east end of Kilauea's east zone rift was marked yesterday by fountaining, the spatter explosion at more than 30 meters high and the advance of a lava flow a"a, in several lobes, to the north-east parallel to Highway 132.
An overflight late afternoon let see that the lava flow made a turn to the southeast, towards the ocean, and following a drainage in an unoccupied area.
Kilauea East rift zone - 14.05.2018 / 05:45 Crack 17 - fountaining zone feeding the casting a'a - photo Bruce Omori / Paradise Helicopters
Kilauea East rift zone - 14.05.2018 / 5:45 Fissure 17 - turn to the south and ocean of the lava flow - photo Bruce Omori / Paradise Helicopters
The fissure # 18, active since the 13 at the end of the day, is only weakly.
Vigilance moved to a new crack in the Lalipuna Gardens subdivision, just at the edge of the geothermal facilities. Helicopter overflight shows cracks, lava and degassing.
Deflation continues at the summit of Kilau, where seismicity remains high.
Sources: HVO, Civil Defense, Big Island Video News
Kilauea East rift zone - 14.05.2018 - a new cracks has opened in property boundary of Puna Geothermal Venture facility - Bruce Omori / Paradise Helicopters photos
USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory status of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii on May 14, 2018 / 9:00 by scientist in charge Tina Neal.
Kilauea East rift zone - 14.05.2018 - prevailing winds push toxic emissions towards the coast towards Opihikao and Kalapana. - photo Bruce Omori / Paradise Helicopters
At Piton de La Fournaise, the eruption started on April 27, 2018 at 11:50 pm local time continues. The intensity of the volcanic tremor (indicator of surface eruptive intensity) has remained relatively stable in the last 24 hours
Many resurgences are sometimes visible, as in the evening of May 14, with a lava flox at the foot of Piton de Bert (right in the photo), the point of view where hikers must go.
Piton de La Fournaise - 14.05.2018 evening - resurgences at the foot of Piton Bert and discreet incandescense on the eruptive site - webcam IRT / OVPF
Eruptive cone activity is much more discreet.
The activity now taking place mostly in lava tunnels, surface flows could not be estimated today from the satellite data.
The CO2 concentrations in the air at the top and the CO2 concentrations in the soil in the Plains region remain high.
The inflation of the building seems to resume. This parameter will be confirmed in the coming days.