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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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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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Kilauea volcano update: New breakouts along lava tube as surge moves downhill

Wednesday Nov 19, 2014 18:51 PM | BY: PO

Largest breakout point from lava tube near the forested hill Pu`u Kahauale`a, 1.6km/1.0mi from Pu`u  `Ō`ō, on November 17, 2014 (USGS-HVO).
Largest breakout point from lava tube near the forested hill Pu`u Kahauale`a, 1.6km/1.0mi from Pu`u `Ō`ō, on November 17, 2014 (USGS-HVO).
USGS-HVO visible and infrared image of lava flows leaking above lava tube as surge moves through on November 17, 2014.
USGS-HVO visible and infrared image of lava flows leaking above lava tube as surge moves through on November 17, 2014.
USGS-HVO update map showing breakout locations from lava tube relative to recent activity.
USGS-HVO update map showing breakout locations from lava tube relative to recent activity.
A new surge of lava over the past 2-3 days is moving through and leaking from lava tubes that until recently were feeding the eruption front in Pahoa village. Prior to the surge, the lava flow's forward progress had stalled once again with the little remaining activity both widening and inflating the flow field. It remains to be seen how far this surge can move through the pre-existing lava tube towards Pahoa, having so far travelled "about 11 km (7 mi) in a straight line distance downslope of Pu`u `Ō`ō" according to the County of Hawai`i and USGS-HVO.
Previous news
USGS-HVO photo of active lava flow areas on November 12, 2014.
Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
An upper branch of the active lava flow has advanced roughly 375m/400yds over the past 2-3 days to within 300m/325yds of Apaʻa Street, on the other side of the recycling & waste transfer station. ... [more]
Lava flows across the fence at Pahoa transfer staion on November 10, 2014.
Wednesday, Nov 12, 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. ... [more]
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]

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