Kilauea Daily Update issued Aug 20, 2014 08:16 Volcano Alert Level WATCH - Aviation Color Code ORANGE

Activity Summary: Kīlauea continued to erupt at its summit and within the East Rift Zone, and gas emissions remained elevated. The summit deflated gradually and the lava lake level fell slightly. At the middle East Rift Zone, the front of the June 27th flow advanced through forest northeast and east-northeast of the vent.

Recent Summit Observations: Gradual deflation continued at Kīlauea’s summit over the past day, but slowed overnight. The lava lake level dropped as well and was 40?45 m below the Overlook crater rim this morning. There was no major change in …

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