Sentinel-1 Interferogram of the Kilauea Eruption / Quake

May 4, 2018
May 7, 2018

Sentinel-1 Interferogram of the Kilauea Eruption / Quake

Sentinel 1B image from May 5th, 2018.

Sentinel 1B image from May 5th, 2018.

Sentinel 1B 12-day interferogram: April 23, 2018, 4:15 p.m. UTC to May 5, 2018, 4:15 p.m. UTC

Sentinel 1B 12-day interferogram: April 23, 2018, 4:15 p.m. UTC to May 5, 2018, 4:15 p.m. UTC

The ESA Sentinal 1 mission has produced a series of interferograms for the recent volcanic eruption and earthquake that have occurred at the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island.

The eruption in the Leilani Estates subdivision in the lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano that began in late afternoon ended by about 6:30 p.m. HST. Lava spatter and gas bursts erupted from the fissure for about two hours, and lava spread a short distance from the fissure, less than about 10 m (33 ft).