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Kilauea volcano
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)
Typical eruption style:
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 flow continues to advance, reaching Royal Gardens

Thu, 30 Jun 2016, 18:04
18:04 PM | BY: T
Map of Kilauea's new lava flow headed SE (map: HVO)
Map of Kilauea's new lava flow headed SE (map: HVO)
The new active lava flow headed to the southeast from Puʻu ʻŌʻō continues to advance and spread laterally. On 28 July it had reached a length of 6.9 km (4.3 mi) from the vent and reached the Pulama pali in the western area of the abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision.
Most likely, it will reach the coastal plain today or in the next days, but then slow down and widen, reducing its advance towards the ocean.
At the summit caldera, a phase of deflation is in progress. The level of the Halema'uma'u lava lake dropped by about 10 m (33 ft) during 27-28 June.
Previous news
Sat, 18 Jun 2016, 10:33
Map of Kilauea's new lava flow headed SE (map: HVO)
HVO reports no significant changes in the eruption. ... read all
Tue, 14 Jun 2016, 15:12
Lava flow field of Kilauea as of 10 June 2016 (map: HVO)
The so-called "June 27th" lava flow field ceased to be active and the new flow field is now headed towards the ocean. ... read all
Mon, 6 Jun 2016, 13:49
Skylight (view onto the flowing lava inside a lava tube) on the east breakout on Kilauea volcano. It's about 6 m (20 ft) wide. (image: HVO)
The two new lava flows from Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater which emerged as surface breakouts from the partially blocked old lava tube on 24 May continue to be active, but have only advanced a bit during the past days. ... read all
Tue, 31 May 2016, 16:47
The new lava flows from Kilauea on 29 May (bigislandvideonews.com)
The new surface lava flows from the two breakouts north and northeast of Pu'u 'O'o vent on the eastern rift zone remain active. They form broad, branching channels that have been gradually enlarging the two new pahoehoe lava flow fields NW/W and SE of the cone. ... read all
Tue, 31 May 2016, 16:28
Map of the new lava flows from the 24 May breakouts
Early in the morning of 24 May (at 06:50 local time), a sudden surge in lava supply caused the main lava tube carrying the lava underground away from Pu'u 'O'o to rupture. This resulted in two so-called surface lava breakouts located about 500 m N and NE from the cone, feeding two new large surface lava flows. ... read all
 

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