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Kilauea volcano
Shield volcano 1277 m (4,190 ft)
Hawai'i, 19.41°N / -155.29°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 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 (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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Hawaii - Birthplace of Islands (14 days walking and study tour to Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Hawai'i)
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Volcano news & updates: Kilauea volcano (Big Island, Hawaii)

Tue, 30 Sep 2014, 19:31
Aerial view of lava flow system on September 29, 2014 by USGS-HVO.
Following several days of increased pressure at Kilauea's summit, lava activity is picking up on the June 27th flow with new flows continuing to move to the north, on a pathway leading slightly away from the town of Pāhoa for now. ...more [read all]
Thu, 25 Sep 2014, 04:26
NASA satellite image of the flow area provided by USGS-HVO, showing "hot" areas widening the lava flow field on September 22, 2014.
In the past few days, the front of the lava flow heading towards Pahoa has stalled its forward progress. There is still lava activity at a decreased level, but this is only widening the lava field instead of advancing further. ...more [read all]
Fri, 19 Sep 2014, 09:22
Latest USGS-HVO flow map.
Official releases from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory over the past 48 hours indicate the lava flow is now advancing at a rate of 290m (960 ft) per day and has narrowed once again, after spreading out and slowing down for several days. ...more [read all]
Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 18:54
Latest HVO image of advancing front near Kaohe Homesteads, September 15, 2014.
Pu'u 'O'o's "June 27th flow" continues to advance at a rate around 215m (705ft) per day through vacant forest, but has crossed the Forest Reserve boundary as it continues to skirt downhill of the nearest homes. ...more [read all]
Sat, 13 Sep 2014, 07:37
Aerial photo by HVO of lava flow within 170m of Kaohe Homesteads.
HVO issued the 4th warning status update tonight: ...more [read all]
Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 22:33
HVO's latest update: ...more [read all]
Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 21:48
Residents at the public lava flow meeting in Pahoa on September 11, 2014.
At the public meeting held at Pahoa High & Intermediate School last night, officials presented the latest lava flow maps and projections following the flow's unexpected turn towards Pahoa town two days ago. HVO scientists reported that the steep slope has allowed to flow to continue moving quickly and that the new path puts it directly through the town of Pahoa in the range of 13-15 days. ...more [read all]
Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 02:32
HVO's latest warning status update issued yesterday: ...more [read all]
Tue, 9 Sep 2014, 03:17
September 8, 2014 eruption map by USGS-HVO.
The latest updates from authorities show no significant change in the path of the lava flow, only advancement through the jungle away from houses, for now. ...more [read all]
Sat, 6 Sep 2014, 04:54
Most recent flow map; blue lines are predicted flow directions from topography.
Lava flows continue to advance downhill through the jungle on a path that will miss Kaohe Homesteads, having first entered and overtopped several large ground cracks on Kilauea volcano's east rift zone. The farthest lava front is now 13.3 km (8.3 miles) from the vent and 1.2 km (0.7 miles) from the east boundary of the Wao Kele o Puna Forest Reserve, and moving northeast parallel to the boundary. ...more [read all]

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