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Shield volcano 1277 m (4,190 ft)
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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Dominantly effusive since 1790, but ~60% explosive over past ~2500 years.
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Volcano news & updates: Kilauea volcano (Big Island, Hawaii)

Kilauea volcano update: Lava continues slow advance through Pahoa

Wednesday Oct 29, 2014 19:00 PM | BY: PO

County of Hawaii media image of lava flow through Pahoa village on Oct 28, 2014.
County of Hawaii media image of lava flow through Pahoa village on Oct 28, 2014.
County of Hawaii media image of lava flow through a macadamia nut orchard in Pahoa village on Oct 28, 2014.
County of Hawaii media image of lava flow through a macadamia nut orchard in Pahoa village on Oct 28, 2014.
County of Hawaii media image of lava flow through Pahoa village on Oct 28, 2014.
County of Hawaii media image of lava flow through Pahoa village on Oct 28, 2014.
County of Hawaii media image of lava flow through Pahoa village on Oct 28, 2014.
County of Hawaii media image of lava flow through Pahoa village on Oct 28, 2014.
According to the latest report, the lava flow front is now 280 m/yds from Pahoa Village Road, averaging about 10 m/yds per hour. Lava has already consumed a few small agricultural structures, and there are perhaps 10-15 residences in its direct path on both sides of the road. Residents have been placed on an "evacuation notice" without being forced to leave, so that they can see what happens to their property and hopefully bring some emotional closure to the ordeal.
Previous news
HELCO crews work to protect power lines on Pahoa Village Rd on Oct 28, 2014.
Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
Today's preliminary reports from Pahoa indicate the lava flow is only advancing around 10m/hr after having consumed a small shack on private property, and is still threatening other structures nearby. The slowing comes as lava fills a small depression in the topography, with steeper ground and faster movement rates expected ahead. Based on current projections, the lava will most likely cross Pahoa Village Road sometime tomorrow, though with lots of uncertainty as there has been no increase yet in the flow's speed. ... [more]
The advancing lava front in Pahoa last evening (image: HVO)
Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
The lava front has now reached residential areas and moved closer to the first houses. One was at only 100 m distance last evening and is likely to become its first victim very soon. ... [more]
County of Hawai`i media image of lava flowing through Pahoa's buddhist cemetery on October 26, 2014.
Monday, Oct 27, 2014
According to Hawai`i County Civil Defense: ... [more]
Updated lava flow map at Pahoa, Hawai'i (image: HVO)
Monday, Oct 27, 2014
Lava flows continue to approach the center of Pahoa and might reach it within few days. ... [more]

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