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Kauahikaua to lecture on pioneer Perret (Jan. 25)

Kauahikaua to lecture on pioneer Perret (Jan. 25)

MEDIA RELEASE Scientist-in-Charge Jim Kauahikaua of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory will tell the story of volcanologist Frank Perret and how his early observations of Kilauea’s lava lakes and fountains are relevant to today’s summit eruption. The program begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 in the Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium. Fresh from volcanic eruptions […]

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Mauna Ulu hike to detail past eruptions (Jan. 8)

Mauna Ulu hike to detail past eruptions (Jan. 8)

MEDIA RELEASE Take a guided hike to Mauna Ulu, and learn how the dramatic volcanic landscape was created more than 40 years ago from a scientist who watched it happen. Don Swanson, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, witnessed the first two years of Kilauea Volcano’s 1969–1974 east rift zone eruption. […]

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Lecture centers on Kilauea’s 1790 eruption (Jan. 7)

Lecture centers on Kilauea’s 1790 eruption (Jan. 7)

MEDIA RELEASE An explosive eruption that killed more than 80, and possibly several hundred, people on Kilauea Volcano’s slopes 220 years ago will be the topic of a presentation at the University of Hawaii at Hilo on Friday, Jan. 7. Don Swanson, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), will give […]

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Volcano Watch: Seismic noise an important monitoring tool

Volcano Watch: Seismic noise an important monitoring tool

(Volcano Watch is a weekly article written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) Footsteps. Jumping up and down. Wind, machinery, traffic, surf. Many things shake the ground. Recording on seismographic equipment the seismic waves produced by explosions is a well-known technique to explore the Earth for oil. Recording earthquakes is central […]

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Kalapana lava update (Aug. 8)

Kalapana lava update (Aug. 8)

HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY CURRENT STATUS REPORT Monday, Aug. 9, 3:55 p.m. Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE Kalapana Update Lava from the TEB vent is flowing through tubes that carry lava down-slope to feed active surface flows in two locations on the coastal plain: The inflated flow near Kalapana Gardens is […]

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Kalapana lava update (July 31)

Kalapana lava update (July 31)

HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY CURRENT STATUS REPORT Saturday, July 31, 2010 4:52 p.m. Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE Kalapana Update Lava from the TEB vent is flowing through tubes that carry lava down-slope to feed active surface flows in two locations on the coastal plain: Localized lava breakouts on the east […]

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Kalapana lava update (July 30)

Kalapana lava update (July 30)

HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY CURRENT STATUS REPORT Friday, July 30, 2010 4:19 p.m. Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE Kalapana Update Lava from the TEB vent is flowing through tubes that carry lava down-slope to feed active surface flows in two locations on the coastal plain: Observations late this morning revealed only […]

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Kalapana lava update (July 28)

Kalapana lava update (July 28)

HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY CURRENT STATUS REPORT Wednesday, July 28, 2010 4:46 p.m. KILAUEA VOLCANO Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE Kalapana Update Lava from the TEB vent is flowing through tubes that carry lava down-slope to feed active surface flows in two locations on the coastal plain: The eastward advance of […]

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Kalapana lava update (July 27)

Kalapana lava update (July 27)

HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT Tuesday, July 27, 2010 4:47 PM KILAUEA VOLCANO Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE Kalapana Update Lava from the TEB vent is flowing through tubes that carry lava down-slope to feed active surface flows in two locations on the coastal plain: Lava continues to move eastward […]

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Lava finally crept slowly up the driveway to the back steps and exploded into flame early Sunday, razing a Kalapana Gardens home.

Lava finally engulfs Kalapana Gardens home

Lava finally crept slowly up the driveway to the back steps and exploded into flame early Sunday, razing a Kalapana Gardens home.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park's superstar has been erupting continuously since Jan. 3, 1983

Day 10,000: Kilauea hits an epic milestone

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s superstar has been erupting continuously since Jan. 3, 1983

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea has been erupting for a long, long time

Volcano Watch: Kilauea has been erupting for a long, long time

(Volcano Watch is a weekly article written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) On May 21, 2010, Kilauea Volcano’s ongoing eruption reaches a milestone: 10,000 days! The eruption began Jan. 3, 1983, when a series of fissures roared to life on Kilauea’s east rift zone. As the eruption progressed, it eventually […]

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Throughout the month, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), in cooperation with Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hawai'i County Civil Defense, and the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, will sponsor various events to promote the importance of understanding and respecting the volcanoes on which we live.

Volcano Awareness Month kicks off

Throughout the month, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), in cooperation with Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawai’i County Civil Defense, and the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, will sponsor various events to promote the importance of understanding and respecting the volcanoes on which we live.

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A DI event started early Monday. At the summit, a circulating, bubbling, spattering, rising, and falling lava pond surface was visible in a hole in the vent cavity floor deep beneath Halemaumau Crater floor.

Sulfur dioxide emission rates from the Halemaumau and east rift zone vents remain elevated. Lava flows are active on the coastal plain; lava flows through tubes to the coast and is entering the ocean at two locations west of Kalapana.

HVO daily update for Nov. 23

A DI event started early Monday. At the summit, a circulating, bubbling, spattering, rising, and falling lava pond surface was visible in a hole in the vent cavity floor deep beneath Halemaumau Crater floor. Sulfur dioxide emission rates from the Halemaumau and east rift zone vents remain elevated. Lava flows are active on the coastal […]

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