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Hawai'i, 19.41°N / -155.29°W
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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)
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Volcano news & updates: Kilauea volcano (Big Island, Hawaii)

Kilauea volcano (Hawaii), activity update: fissure eruption continued

Saturday Nov 03, 2007 17:51 PM | BY: TS

It was reported that during 24-30 October fissure segment D from
Kilauea's 21 July fissure eruption continued to feed an advancing lava
flow. Observations on 26 October confirmed that a tube-fed pahoehoe flow along the N margin of the main channel advanced 2.4 km from the channel end. A few
small earthquakes were located beneath Halema'uma'u crater, and along
the lower SW rift zone and S flank faults during the reporting period.
Previous news
Thursday, Sep 27, 2007
HVO reported that during 12-18 September fissure segment D from
Kilauea's 21 July fissure eruption continued to feed an advancing 'a'a
lava flow that frequently overflowed its channel edges. Several of the
lava flows that branched from the main channel continued to advance,
widening the flow field. An 'a'a flow that developed within the
previous two weeks crusted over and pahoehoe breakouts issued from
near the flow front on 14 September. A few small earthquakes were
located beneath Halema'uma'u crater, the S flank, and the lower SW
rift zone during the reporting period. [more]
Thursday, Aug 30, 2007
HVO reported that fissure segment D from Kilauea's 21 July fissure eruption continued to feed an advancing 'a'a lava flow during 22-28 ... [more]
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2007
The fissure eruption episode which started on 21 July continues to feed a lava flow that is now branching out to the north more than advancing to the northeast. ... [more]
Thursday, Aug 02, 2007
Parts of the eruptive fissure that opened up east of Pu'u 'O'o on 21 July are still active, feeding spreading 'a'a and pahoehoe lava flows and small lava ponds in the area. No lava has been seen at Pu'u 'O'o itself, which shoows deflation (likely related to draining of lava from the plumbing system). [more]
Monday, Jul 23, 2007

On July 21, the activity inside Pu'u 'O'o cone ceased, and a new intrusion made its way to the surface in the area east of the cone and uprift from Kupaianaha shield (active in the 1990s). More news and photographs about this remarkable change in the ongoing eruption can be found at HVO's update pages: http://volcano.wr.usgs.gov/hvostatus.php.

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