In August. 11, 2018 aerial photo provided by the United States Geological Survey shows reduced volcanic activity on Kilauea’s lower East Rift Zone.
The heavy rain of the Hurricane Lane caused steamy white-out conditions at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano this weekend.
“Steam made of #HurricaneLane rain on the still hot rocks is made of white conditions in #Kilauea #LERZ,” tweeted the U. S. Geological Survey Sunday. “LERZ” refers to the Kilauea Lower East Rift Zone.
Steam made of #HurricaneLane rain on the still hot rocks is made of white conditions in #Kilauea #LERZ. #Seismic activity and ground #distortion is still negligible in top & ERZ. Read more in the current update: https://t.co/7sDZqcOJ5s
— USGS Volcanoes? (@USGSVolcanoes) August 27, 2018
“The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) will continue to closely monitor Kilauea’s seismic activity, deformation, and the emissions of greenhouse gases for any sign of reactivation and maintenance of visual inspection on the top and LERZ, as well as we can,” said the U. S. Geological Survey, in a statement.
HAWAII VOLCANO: KILAUEA LAVA BOILED AWAY, THE BIG ISLAND IS THE LARGEST FRESHWATER LAKE
Hurricane Lane brought record rain to Hawaii for the quickly spread in a tropical storm and moved out of the Big Island. Lane declined 51.53 inches of rain as of early Sunday morning, according to figures from the National Weather Service.
“Preliminary rainfall measurements of the Big Island of Hawaii in the past four days, in connection with the former Hurricane #Lane, have created the third highest storm total rainfall from a tropical cyclone in the U.S. since 1950,” tweeted the National Weather Service in Honolulu Sunday.
Provisional rainfall measurements of the Big Island of Hawaii in the past four days, in connection with the former Hurricane #Lane, have created the third highest storm total rainfall from a tropical cyclone in the U.S. since 1950. The following graph shows the totals for the Big Island and Maui. pic.twitter.com/kUmLFv5TNb
— NWSHonolulu (@NWSHonolulu) August 26, 2018
Hurricane Harvey, who was apprehensive about Houston last year, fell the most rain in that span with 60.58 inches. Hurricane Package dropped 52 inches in Hawaii in 1950, and Amelia produced a 48-inch rainfall in 1978.
HAWAII VOLCANO ERUPTION: HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE KILLED BY VOLCANOES?
Kilauea began spewing lava on 3 May. The volcano, one of the most active in the world, has destroyed more than 700 homes. President, Trump declared a major disaster area in Hawaii on May 11.
In June, a lava flow from the eruption of the Kilauea boiled away, Hawaii is the largest freshwater lake in just a matter of hours. In a statement released on 2 June, the U. S. Geological Survey, explained that the lava of the eruption of the crack, 8 fed Green Lake and boiled the water, sending a white plume high into the sky.
Earlier this month USGS reported a delay of the activity in Kilauea, noting that the volcano may be entering a break. The delay prompted scientists to downgrade their alert level for the mountain. This, however, does not mean that the eruption is over, ” she said. Kilauea is interrupted for days, weeks and even months during the previous eruptions.
Fox News’ Travis Fedschun, and the Associated Press contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers