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USGS: Activity at Kilauea unprecedented in the past 200 years, Hawaii

The current eruption at Kilauea is unprecedented in scope and size in the past 200 years, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory deputy scientist-in-charge Steve Brantley said Tuesday, July 16, 2018. "What we are observing now is unprecedented in the past 200 years...

July 18, 2018

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Lava bomb hits a tour boat in Hawaii, injuring 23 people

23 people were injured in Hawaii on Monday morning, July 16, 2018, after a large explosion near one of Kilauea's lava flow ocean entries sent volcanic material flying toward a commercial tour vessel. Captain of the boat said they were about 500 meters (1 640...

July 17, 2018

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Unique, lava-fueled thunderstorm produces 1 200 lightning strikes, Kilauea

A lava-fueled thunderstorm over active lava fields in the lower East Rift Zone of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii produced about 1 200 lightning strikes within just 7 hours on July 2, 2018, NWS said. According to West Hawaii Today, spokeswoman for Mayor Harry Kim said...

July 04, 2018

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Volcano tornado caught tossing lava into the air, summit collapse events occurring about every 28 hours, Kilauea

The eruption of Kilauea volcano in the lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) continues with no significant change. Fountains from the fissure 8 spatter cone, now about 55 m (180 feet) continue to supply lava to an open channel that travels about 13 km (8 miles) to the sea....

July 02, 2018

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Kilauea destroys 600 homes, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times

The number of homes destroyed by lava has reached 600 since Kilauea started erupting on May 3, 2018, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times and the most destructive in the United States since the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. The number...

June 08, 2018

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Hundreds more homes destroyed as lava covers most of Kapoho, Hawaii

Nearly 200 homes were destroyed by lava over the past 48 hours, bringing the total number to nearly 300 since Kilauea begun erupting on May 3, 2018. "It is safe to say that hundreds of homes were lost," Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman for Hawaii County said...

June 06, 2018

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Vigorous eruption of lava continues from the Kilauea's LERZ fissure system, Hawaii

A vigorous eruption of lava continues from Kilauea's lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) fissure system in the area of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens. Local videographers reported that lava entered the ocean at Kapoho Bay at about 08:30 UTC on June 4, 2018. A...

June 04, 2018

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Health alerts issued as hazardous 'vog' from Kilauea spreads through Micronesia

High sulfur dioxide emissions and other gasses and particles released during ongoing eruption of Hawaiian Kilauea volcano have reached Micronesia, some 4 000 km (2 500 miles) west of the volcano, forcing authorities to issue health alerts. The latest NOAA HYSPLIT...

May 29, 2018

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Kilauea volcano: Helicopter evacuation ready as eruption of lava continues from multiple points, Hawaii

U.S. Marine Helicopters are ready to evacuate residents of Hawaiian Big Island as lava flows stream into the ocean and molten rock and huge cracks threaten to block their final escape route. Some 2 000 people have faced mandatory evacuations while another 2 000 may...

May 25, 2018

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Kilauea volcano eruption update: Gas emissions tripled, blue burning flame of methane gas observed, Hawaii

The moderate-level eruption of lava continues from multiple points along the central and northeast end of the active fissure system. Volcanic gas emissions have tripled as a result of the voluminous eruptions from the erupting fissures so SO2 concentrations are...

May 24, 2018

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Kilauea volcano update: eruption of lava and ground cracking continues, short-lived explosion at Halema'uma'u

A moderate-level eruption of lava continues from multiple points along the central and northeast end of the active fissure system at Hawaiian Kilauea volcano. Residents in lower Puna should remain informed and heed Hawaii County Civil Defense closures, warnings, and...

May 19, 2018

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Strong explosion at Kilauea volcano sends ash up to 9.1 km (30 000 feet) a.s.l., Hawaii

A strong explosion took place at the Overlook vent within Halemaumau crater at Kilauea volcano's summit about 04:15 HST (14:15 UTC) on May 17, 2018, ejecting ash up to 9.1 km (30 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code is at Red. Continued emissions...

May 17, 2018

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Kilauea volcano eruption update: Aviation color code red issued

At 23:23 UTC on May 15, USGS volcanologists upgraded Kilauea's warning code from orange to red, because of increased ash emissions from the summit crater. Aircraft traveling near Hawaii are warned to avoid small ash clouds. As of early May 15 (local time, UTC...

May 16, 2018

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Kilauea update: New fissure, air quality concerns, and two Volcanic Ash Advisories

The eruption of lava continues from multiple points along the northeast end of the active fissure system. Residents in lower Puna are advised to remain informed and heed Hawaii County Civil Defense closures, warnings, and messages. A new eruption began around 08:00...

May 15, 2018

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Kilauea volcano update: 18 fissures so far, state of emergency declared

Three new fissures have opened up in Kilauea's ongoing East Rift eruption, bringing the total number of eruptive to 18 so far. Spattering is noted, forcing some local residents to evacuate, and the USGS warns that more activity is likely along the rift. This...

May 13, 2018

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Kilauea volcano eruption update: 11th fissure opens, 30 homes destroyed, Hawaii

The intermittent eruption of lava in the Leilani Estates subdivision in the lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano accompanied by toxic fumes and fountains up to 100 m (330 feet) high continues. A total of 11 fissures have emerged and 30 homes have been destroyed...

May 07, 2018

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Very strong M6.9 earthquake strikes Hawaii, strongest since 1975

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit Hawaii at 22:32 UTC (12:32 local time) on May 4, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). M5.4 earthquake occurred in the same region just a few hours before M6.9, as well as...

May 05, 2018

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Kilauea crater floor collapse, seismicity and deformation at elevated levels

A collapse of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater floor on Monday, May 1, 2018 on Kīlauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone has prompted increases in seismicity and deformation along a large section of the rift zone, with seismicity currently occurring as far east as Highway...

May 02, 2018

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Kilauea volcano: Magma system becomes increasingly pressurized, Hawaii

Observations and measurements of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption on Kīlauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone during the past month suggest that the magma system beneath Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō has become increasingly pressurized, the Hawaiian Volcano...

April 19, 2018

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Flowing lava continues to build a delta at Kamokuna, Kilauea, Hawaii

Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and from the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent on its East Rift Zone, and the Kamokuna lava delta continues to grow. As of November 1, 2017, the Kamokuna delta is roughly 4 ha (10 acres) in size. The ocean entry is fed by a...

November 10, 2017

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Collapse of the cliff poses an extreme danger - Kilauea, Hawaii

Kīlauea Volcano's episode 61g lava flow is still active and entering the ocean at Kamokuna on the volcano's south coast. Recent observations of the ocean entry indicate growing instability of the adjacent sea cliff. A potential collapse of the cliff poses...

February 03, 2017

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Lavalapse - 61G Ocean Entry

This amazing timelapse of Kilauea's 61g ocean entry lava flow was made by Jack Fusco just a few days before the Kamokuna lava delta collapsed into the ocean on December 31, 2016. To capture 1.3 TB, Fusco and Mark Jacobs flew over 8 000 km (5 000 miles) to...

January 29, 2017


New lava flow at Kilauea volcano remains active, advances southeast

After a sudden lava surge on May 24, 2016, a new lava flow was formed at Hawaiian Kilauea volcano. The flow remains active, as of June 16, but currently poses no threat to nearby communities. As of June 10, the so-called 'June 27th' lava flow northeast of...

June 15, 2016


Two new lava flows observed at Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

Eruptive activity of the Kilauea volcano continues with two new lava flows observed at the northeast and east flank of the Pu'u ' O'o cone on May 24, 2016. The northeast flank flow was about 1 km (3 281 feet) long while the flow on the east flank of the...

May 25, 2016


Kilauea activity update: Lava flows on the floor of Halema'uma'u Crater, Hawaii

Beginning at about 07:40 UTC on April 29, 2015, the Overlook crater lava lake overflowed its rim on several occasions, sending short, lobate sheets of pāhoehoe as far as 130 m (142 yds) across the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater, HVO reported in their information statem

April 30, 2015


Lava lake rises at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano

The summit of Kīlauea volcano continues to inflate, and the summit lava lake rose to within about 2 meters (~7 feet) of the Overlook crater rim on Monday, April 27, 2015, according to Kilauea activity report issued by Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) yesterday. This

April 28, 2015


Kilauea lava flow about 5 days from Pahoa Marketplace, Hawaii

In their latest Kilauea status update issued 08:06 UTC today, HVO said that the June 27th flow remains active, with a new lobe advancing an average of 285 m/day (310 yd/day) between December 9 and 16.The leading edge is about 1.5 km (0.9 mi) from the Pahoa Marketplace,

December 17, 2014


Kilauea's lava flow burns its first house in Pahoa, Hawaii

According to Hawaii County Civil Defense update issued 22:15 UTC on November 10, the front of Kilauea's lava flow remains approximately 150 meters (480 feet) from the Pahoa Village Road. ​An upslope breakout in the area of Apa’a Street near the cemetery had

November 11, 2014


New lobe of lava along Cemetery Road / Apaʻa Street, Pahoa - Hawaii

The leading edge of Kilauea's June 27th lava flow has not advanced since October 30, HVO reported on Monday, November 10. The closest active lava to Pāhoa Village Road is located on the north margin of the flow field between the cemetery and private property. Altho

November 10, 2014

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Kilauea eruption and lava flow update, Hawaii

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) said in their Kilauea volcano status update issued 03:42 UTC today, that the leading edge of the lava flow has not advanced since Thursday, October 30 when it was in a residential area approximately 155 meters (170 yards) above Pāhoa

November 03, 2014


Lava flow from Kilauea approaching residential properties, Hawaii

Hawaiian Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and within the East Rift Zone with elevated gas emissions. Currently, the June 27th lava flow is advancing northeast between Apa`a St/Cemetery Rd and Pāhoa Village Road. As of 02:30 UTC today (16:30 local time on Octo

October 28, 2014


Kilauea's lava flow crossed Apaʻa Street, residents of Pāhoa ready for evacuation, Hawaii

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reports that the June 27th lava flow remains active and has moved downslope at a higher rate in the past few days (240 m, or 260 yd, per day). The flow front crossed Apa‘a Street at approximately 13:50 UTC on Saturday, October 25

October 26, 2014


Kilauea lava flow advances toward populated areas, Hawaii

Hawaii issued a state of emergency for its Kilauea Volcano on September 4, 2014. As the lava flow that started during the June 27th eruption continues to advance toward populated areas residents are urged to finalize their evacuation plans.Potentially-lethal concentrati

September 19, 2014


Swarm of deep earthquakes recorded at Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

A swarm of very deep earthquakes was recorded in last 24 hours in the area of Punalu`u on the south-west flank of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii. The following map shows earthquakes registered in last 7 days (February 20 - 27, 2014). Orange markers show

February 27, 2014

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Lava surges with increased pressure from Kilauea, Hawaii

Kīlauea's lava flows have surged in activity on the coastal plain accompanying inflation at the summit, though following by about 24 hours. This activity is farther from the ocean than before, relatively close to the base of the pali but moving quickly across cooling

May 09, 2012


Earthquake swarm under Mauna Kea volcano, Hawaii

An earthquake swarm occurred under Mauna Kea volcano (19.82 N, 155.47 W) in Hawaii on October 19, 2011. The largest earthquake was M4.5 at depth of 18 km, 9 km NE of the summit.Scientists say the earthquake was the largest in a cluster of about 20 earthquakes on the nor

October 20, 2011

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Building volcanic activities seen worldwide

Increased seismicity and higher temperatures at the summit crater of smaller Lokon-Empung volcano in Indonesia was followed by a stream-driven explosion that shattered old rock at the summit of the volcano. There was also 16 quakes recorded after the ash

February 23, 2011