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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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Volcano news & updates: Kilauea volcano (Big Island, Hawaii)

Kilauea volcano update: new lava pond in Pu'u 'O'o crater

Tuesday Jan 26, 2016 11:54 AM | BY: T

View of the active lava pond inside Kilauea's Pu'u 'O'o on 22 Jan (HVO)
View of the active lava pond inside Kilauea's Pu'u 'O'o on 22 Jan (HVO)
Active lava breakouts NE of Pu'u 'O'o on 19 Jan (HVO)
Active lava breakouts NE of Pu'u 'O'o on 19 Jan (HVO)
No significant changes have occurred in the ongoing eruption both at the volcano's summit and on its eastern rift zone. Degassing, seismicity and deformation are at normal levels.
Summit lava lake: The lava lake in Halema'uma'u continues to be active, fluctuating in level around 35 m below the crater rim.
Puʻu ʻŌʻō (East Rift zone): A small new circular lava pond, approx. 20 m in diameter, has formed in mid January in the western end of the crater.
Lava flow activity: Lava continues to enter lava tubes from the Pu'u 'O'o vents and travels approx. 6 km northeast, to feed the slowly growing June 27th lava flow field. Scattered active margins of the lava field continue to eat at the forest. There is currently no threat to nearby communities.
Previous news
Friday, Nov 06, 2015
No significant changes have occurred at the volcano recently. HVO reported that seismicity beneath Kilauea's summit, upper East Rift Zone, and Southwest Rift Zone was at background levels during 28 October-3 November. ... [more]

Monday, Aug 31, 2015
No significant changes have occurred at the ongoing eruptino on both the summit vent (Halema'uma'u lava lake) and the east rift zone. During the past days, lava flows have resurfaced most of the interior of what is left of Pu'u 'O'o crater. ... [more]
The lava lake today (USGS thermal webcam)
Monday, May 18, 2015
The summit lava lake has dropped significantly during the past week and is now again 50 m below the rim of the pit crater inside Halema'uma'u. ... [more]
lava lake in the Overlook crater on 26 April morning, when it reached to within 3 m (10 ft) of the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu. This is the highest the lava lake has reached during the current summit eruption. (HVO)
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015
The lava lake inside the summit caldera's Halema'uma'u crater has been constantly rising since 22 April and is now about to overflow. ... [more]
Active breakouts on the 27 June flow as of 24 March 2015 (all far from Pahoa)
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
As the June 27th lava flow is no longer active in the vicinity of Pahoa town, HVO downgraded the volcano alert level for Kīlauea from WARNING to WATCH. HVO issued the following report: ... [more]

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