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Shield volcano 1277 m (4,190 ft)
Hawai'i, 19.41°N / -155.29°WCurrent status
: normal or dormant
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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.Last earthquakes nearby
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Volcano news & updates: Kilauea volcano (Big Island, Hawaii)
Kilauea volcano (Hawai'i), activity update: summit deflation, rift zone pausing
Friday Mar 18, 2011 12:01 PM |
The east rift zone, site of the recent spectacular eruptive episode in Napau crater, is still pausing. No lava is being erupted at present. Also the lava level inside the Halema`uma`u vent has dropped and the summit has been deflating in recent days. Is this the end of one of history's longest-lived eruptions documented ever, or simply a pause? The following weeks will probably tell.
Long periods at Kilauea volcano without eruptive activity are extremely rare.
Friday, Mar 11, 2011
After several days of activity, the Kamoamoa fissure eruption in the Napau crater on Kilauea's E rift zone has stopped or paused. Lava emission stopped late on March 9 local time. Both the rift zone and summit are showing deflation and seismic tremor and SO2 output were diminishing, indicating a temporary exhaustion of magma supply in the shallow reservoir. ... [more]
Sunday, Mar 06, 2011
A major change in Kilauea's eruption is in progress starting several hours ago. ...
Saturday, Feb 12, 2011
It's an exciting time on Kilauea, with high magma pressure forcing lava to the surface in four locations: the Overlook Vent in Halema`uma`u (within 90m of lowest rim, causing intense night-time glow visible from a distance), within Pu`u `O`o crater, from the TEB vent and satellitic ponds, and at the flow-front in Kalapana, where active lava is typically present and legally accessible to our clients. This excess pressure has also caused many earthquakes in the upper east rift zone, the rising of the Halema`uma`u lava lake, and a collapse of the pyroducts carrying lava to the ocean, where the sea entry has ceased for now. Join us to learn more about the ongoing eruption of Kilauea! [more]
Monday, Mar 29, 2010
Following another period of summit inflation, the level of the lava lake inside Halema'uma'u has risen, producing bright red glow above it, as observed last night. [more]
Thursday, Aug 13, 2009
During 5-11 August it was reported that lava flowed SE from underneath Kilauea's Thanksgiving Eve Breakout and rootless shield complex through a lava tube system, reaching the Waikupanaha ocean entry. ...
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