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Kilauea volcano
Shield volcano 1277 m (4,190 ft)
Hawai'i, 19.43°N / -155.29°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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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), 1983-2018 (ongoing, incl. 1986, 1992, 1997, 2007, 2011 (3x)), 2018 (lower east rift zone in Leilani subdivision)
Typical eruption style:
Dominantly effusive since 1790, but ~60% explosive over past ~2500 years.
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Volcano news & updates: Kilauea volcano (Big Island, Hawaii)

Tue, 22 May 2018, 20:45
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Tue, 22 May 2018, 05:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Mon, 21 May 2018, 12:16
Lava flows from the Fissure 20 complex move downslope and enter the ocean. Lava can be seen in the middle of the channel. A laze plume hides the point of ocean entry. (HVO/USGS)
Throughout Sunday 20 May, Kilauea’s eruption continued at a moderate level along the northeast end of the active fissure system at the lower east rift zone. In the early afternoon, HVO reported that there was still active spattering from fissures 6 and 17. At the same time large lava flows continued to be erupted from fissure 20, two of which reached the ocean the previous night. A new development occurred early in the morning of 20 May when a large crack opened up underneath the east lava flow feeding the ocean entry, diverting the lava from the channel into underground voids. By flowing into the crack, lava in the easternmost channel has diminished and the flow into the ocean is less vigorous. A similar situation happened in 2011, when lava from the Kamoamoa fissure eruption near Pu'u 'O 'o poured into a crack in the ground, never to re-emerge at the surface. ...more [read all]
Mon, 21 May 2018, 10:30
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Sun, 20 May 2018, 21:52
Updated map of lava flows with ocean entry points (image: HVO / USGS)
Sun, 20 May 2018, 21:48
Aerial view of the lava flows advancing towards the coast on 19 May morning (image: Bruce Omori / facebook)
The eruption intensified significantly during 19 May, producing sustained lava fountains and two lava flows that reached the ocean near Pohoiki and McKenzie State Park in the late evening and were still active this morning (local time Hawaii). ...more [read all]
Sun, 20 May 2018, 17:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Sun, 20 May 2018, 00:30
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Sat, 19 May 2018, 10:45
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Fri, 18 May 2018, 08:45
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]

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