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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 flows into Pahoa transfer station

Wednesday Nov 12, 2014 20:01 PM | BY: PO

Lava flows across the fence at Pahoa transfer staion on November 10, 2014.
Lava flows across the fence at Pahoa transfer staion on November 10, 2014.
Lava flows across the fence at Pahoa transfer staion on November 10, 2014.
Lava flows across the fence at Pahoa transfer staion on November 10, 2014.
Yesterday, lava flowed across the fence at the Pahoa transfer staion, a recycling and waste facility at the edge of town and across the street from the first residence which burned the day before. USGS-HVO reports that lava is currently filling the low area around the center of the facility, which had already been largely dismantled and relocated.

The first power pole surrounded by lava just down the road burned through its base sufficiently last week to be disconnected from its wires, which now hang a much longer distance over the lava flow. The other nearby power poles are now also under threat, posing a challenge to the utility company in providing uninterrupted electrical service as they have done so far.
Previous news
County of Hawaii media image of burning house on November 10, 2014 on the outskirts of Pahoa village.
Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Today lava reached and burned an unoccupied home on private property near the transfer station on Apa`a Rd. Lava first flowed nearby on October 25, with the front approximately 50m/yds wide and 75m/yds away from the residence. The main flow went by, and after stalling near Pahoa Village Rd has widened upslope and nearby the transfer station. ... [more]
USGS-HVO image of breakout widening flow field on November 6, 2014 near Pahoa village.
Saturday, Nov 08, 2014
HVO's latest update details the areas of continuing activity as the flow field thickens and widens: ... [more]
Updated map of the lava flow in Pahoa as of 5 Nov 2014 local time (HVO)
Thursday, Nov 06, 2014
The lava flow in Pahoa has not advanced at its leading edge and only minor breakouts have enlarged it at its sides. ... [more]
Updated map of the lava flow in Pahoa as of 3 Nov 2014 (no major changes until early 5 Nov))
Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014
USGS staff from HVO measured the lava flow yesterday and reported that "the leading edge of the flow has not advanced since last Thursday, October 30, but the flow continued to inflate, and minor breakouts were scattered across the flow interior behind the flow front. ... [more]
Latest update map from USGS-HVO showing widening of the flow field, with no advance of its closest point to Pahoa village.
Monday, Nov 03, 2014
Over the past few days, there has been no advance of the lava flow front towards residences in Pahoa, though active lava continues to break out from the margins of the flow behind its farthest reach. Luckily no residences have burned so far because of this slow-down, but locals await the seemingly inevitable pressure surge which will come from somewhere on the flow in the near future. [more]

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