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Shield volcano 1277 m (4,190 ft)
Hawai'i, 19.41°N / -155.29°W
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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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Volcano news & updates: Kilauea volcano (Big Island, Hawaii)
Wed, 31 Dec 2014, 11:57
Map showing the location of the lava flow near Pahoa as of 30 Dec 2014 (HVO/USGS)
The front of the the June 27th lava flow remains stalled at 530 m from the Pahoa Marketplace, but during yesterday's overflight, several small breakouts were seen active immediately upslope from the front. ...more
Thu, 25 Dec 2014, 11:19
Map of the lava flow near Pahoa as of 24 Dec 2014 (HVO)
The lava flow front that has been progressing towards the Pāhoa Marketplace, is currently stalled at approx. 600 m distance, to the relief of Pahoa. However, several breakouts are active in several areas behind the inactive front.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 17:44
The lava flow advance has further slowed down, giving Pahoa some hope it might not reach it or at least not as soon as feared. ...more
Sun, 21 Dec 2014, 08:06
Map of the lava flow near Pahoa as of 19 Dec
The June 27th lava flow continues to advance slowly, at a rate of approx. 100 m per day. The active northern flow front was approx. 800 m from the west edge of the Pahoa Marketplace and about 1 km from Highway 130, measured in a straight line.
Sat, 20 Dec 2014, 15:52
Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow continues to advance downslope toward the Pahoa Marketplace. This photo is of a small breakout from the edge of the inflated flow several hundred meters (yards) back from the active front. (HVO)
Advancement of the flow continued at a slower rate, compared ...more
Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 09:36
Aerial view from the NE towards the approaching lava flow front near Pahoa (HVO)
The lava flow is now less than 1 km (0.7 mi) from the Pahoa marketplace. During yesterday's overflight, it was seen that had advanced about 340 m during the previous 24 hours. ...more
Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 12:33
Map of the lava flow near Pahoa as of yesterday
HVO reported that the active branch of the June 27th lava flow remains very active and advanced at an average of 285 meters per day. ...more
Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 10:46
Lava flow map as of yesterday (USGS)
The active lava lobe that has been advancing along the northern flow margin of the lava flow that had entered Pahoa in Nov, but then stopped, continues to advance towards the town and is now only approx. 1700 m away from the commercial center of the town. ...more
Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 15:09
Map of thhe lava flow near Pahoa as of 9 Dec (HVO)
The lava flow continues to advance slowly towards Pahoa, but there is no immediate threat at the moment. ...more
Fri, 5 Dec 2014, 16:46
Map showing the location of the new lava flow finger headed north (HVO/USGS)
The new lava flow finger from the 27 June flow continues to advance towards Pahoa and is now approx. 4 km (2.5 miles) above the intersection of Pāhoa Village Road and Highway 130, near the Pahoa Marketplace. ...more
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