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Kilauea volcano
Shield volcano 1277 m (4,190 ft)
Hawai'i, 19.41°N / -155.29°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) 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 (incl. 1986, 1992, 1997, 2007, 2011 (3x)), 2018 (lower east rift zone in Leilani subdivision), 2020 (Dec) - ongoing
Typical eruption style:
Dominantly effusive since 1790, but ~60% explosive over past ~2500 years.

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Kilauea volcano sat by (C) NASA
Kilauea volcano sat by (C) NASA

Kilauea volcano (Hawai'i): resumption of lava fountaining

Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 07:49
07:49 AM | BY: MARTIN
Lava fountains from western fissure vent at Kilauea volcano on 11 January (image: HVO)
Lava fountains from western fissure vent at Kilauea volcano on 11 January (image: HVO)
The active west fissure is visible at left, several floating islands within the lake remain active (image: HVO)
The active west fissure is visible at left, several floating islands within the lake remain active (image: HVO)
Spatter cone formed around the fountaining vent (image: HVO)
Spatter cone formed around the fountaining vent (image: HVO)
The effusive eruption of the volcano continues characterized by continuous feeding the growing lava lake.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reported that over the past few days, the western fissure vent within Halema‘uma‘u has escalated from weak spattering to continuous fountaining supplying lava to an open channel that was pouring into the lava lake. A spatter cone has built around both the fountaining vent and its turbulent outflow channel down to the lava lake.
The current lava lake depth is about 196 m (643 ft) with the floating islands inside.
Gas emissions and seismicity remain elevated.
Source: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory volcano activity update 13 January 2021
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