At about 0415 this morning, an explosion from the Overlook vent within Halemaumau crater at Kilauea Volcano’s summit produced a volcanic cloud that reaches as high as 30,000 ft asl and drifted northeast. Continued emissions from the crater are reaching as high as 12,000 ft asl.
The ashcloud is drifting downwind to the northeast. Ashfall has been reported in Volcanoes National Park, and may occur further downwind.
At any time, activity may again become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent. However, impacts will be limited to an area around Halemaumau.
Vog or volcanic air pollution produced by volcanic gas has been reported in Pahala.