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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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Hawaii - Birthplace of Islands (14 days walking and study tour to Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Hawai'i)
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Kilauea volcano sat by (C) NASA
Kilauea volcano sat by (C) NASA

Kilauea volcano (Hawai'i): effusive eruption continues

Fri, 12 Feb 2021, 10:41
10:41 AM | BY: MARTIN
Picture shows the active western (left) portion of the lava lake, which has hot incandescent lava visible at boundaries between plates on the lava lake. The inactive eastern (right) portion of the lake appears dark (image: HVO)
Picture shows the active western (left) portion of the lava lake, which has hot incandescent lava visible at boundaries between plates on the lava lake. The inactive eastern (right) portion of the lake appears dark (image: HVO)
The effusive eruption of the volcano continues and has remained essentially unchanged.
The western fissure continues to supply the lava into the growing Halema‘uma‘u lava lake.
The active western portion of the lava lake has hot incandescent lava (as can be seen in attached image) visible at boundaries between plates on the lava lake. The inactive eastern portion of the lake appears dark.
Source: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory volcano activity update 12 February 2021

Previous news

Tue, 2 Feb 2021, 07:50
Red arrow shows the location of the earthquake M 4.1 on 1 Feb; red frame in the upper right corner of image shows magnitude, depth and date/time of the earthquake (image: HVO)
Seismic station of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a volcano-tectonic earthquake with magnitude M 4.1 located beneath the southern flank of the volcano at depth 6 km (4 miles) at about 14:09 local time yesterday. The earthquake was centered about 13 km (8 miles) south of Fern Forest, near the Hōlei Pali area of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park with weak to light shaking that has been reported across the Island of Hawai'i. ... read all
Mon, 1 Feb 2021, 11:23
Cracks divide active and inactive portions of the growing Halema‘uma‘u lava lake (image: HVO)
The effusive eruption of the volcano continues and has remained essentially unchanged at moderate levels. ... read all
Fri, 15 Jan 2021, 07:43
Distribution of the earthquakes (red frame) in Kaʻū district during the past month (image: HVO)
Seismic network of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a volcano-tectonic earthquake with magnitude M 4 located beneath the south part of the Island of Hawai'i, in the district of Kaʻū at about 18:15 local time yesterday. ... read all
Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 07:49
Lava fountains from western fissure vent at Kilauea volcano on 11 January (image: HVO)
The effusive eruption of the volcano continues characterized by continuous feeding the growing lava lake. ... read all
Mon, 11 Jan 2021, 07:48
The largest floating island in Halema‘uma‘u crater lake (image: HVO)
The effusive eruption of the volcano continues. The west vent continues to feed the growing lava lake that remains active and hasn't shown big variations over the past days. ... read all

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