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Shield volcano 1277 m (4,190 ft)
Hawai'i, 19.43°N / -155.29°W
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Kilauea volcano eruptions:
Near-continuous eruptions. Since 1960: 1961 (4x), 1962, 1963 (2x), 1965 (2x), 1967-68, 1968 (2x), 1969, 1969-74, 1971 (2x), 1973 (2x), 1974 (3x), 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982 (2x), 1983-2015 (ongoing, incl. 1986, 1992, 1997, 2007, 2011 (3x))
Typical eruption style:
Dominantly effusive since 1790, but ~60% explosive over past ~2500 years.
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Fri, 6 Nov 2015, 06:19
No significant changes have occurred at the volcano recently. HVO reported that seismicity beneath Kilauea's summit, upper East Rift Zone, and Southwest Rift Zone was at background levels during 28 October-3 November. ...more
Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 09:14
No significant changes have occurred at the ongoing eruptino on both the summit vent (Halema'uma'u lava lake) and the east rift zone. During the past days, lava flows have resurfaced most of the interior of what is left of Pu'u 'O'o crater. ...more
Mon, 18 May 2015, 12:16
The lava lake today (USGS thermal webcam)
The summit lava lake has dropped significantly during the past week and is now again 50 m below the rim of the pit crater inside Halema'uma'u. ...more
Tue, 28 Apr 2015, 06:30
lava lake in the Overlook crater on 26 April morning, when it reached to within 3 m (10 ft) of the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu. This is the highest the lava lake has reached during the current summit eruption. (HVO)
The lava lake inside the summit caldera's Halema'uma'u crater has been constantly rising since 22 April and is now about to overflow. ...more
Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 17:57
Active breakouts on the 27 June flow as of 24 March 2015 (all far from Pahoa)
As the June 27th lava flow is no longer active in the vicinity of Pahoa town, HVO downgraded the volcano alert level for Kīlauea from WARNING to WATCH. HVO issued the following report: ...more
Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 23:37
Some images of frozen and active pahoehoe lava taken during an excursion to active lava flows from Kiilauea during one of the recent Round-The-World tours
Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 09:45
Map of the June 27th lava flow as of 26 Jan (USGS / HVO)
The June 27th lava flow remains active, but its advance is slow. The leading edge is currently stalled roughly 500 meters from Highway 130 at Pahoa. Breakouts remain active a short distance upslope of the leading tip of the flow, and continue to slowly widen the flow.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015, 09:30
Map of the June 27th lava flow as of yesterday
The June 27th lava flow remains active, but its advance has been mainly in form small and slow breakouts along its margins, widening it. The most advanced flow front is still 600 m upslope from Highway 130 near the Pāhoa police and fire stations.
Wed, 7 Jan 2015, 12:11
Map showing the location of the lava flow near Pahoa as of 6 Jan 2015 (HVO/USGS)
The June 27th lava flow front has stayed at approx. 1 km distance (approx. 1 km) from Pahoa, but the flow itself remains active and continues to expand laterally with several breakouts: ...more
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