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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 advance towards coast slows down

Tue, 12 Jul 2016, 08:46
08:46 AM | BY: T
Lava flow field map as on 8 July 2016 (HVO)
Lava flow field map as on 8 July 2016 (HVO)
The active lava flows in the coastal plain are now only about 1 km from the coast. Their advance has slowed down significantly as the lava is now in almost flat terrain and the arriving new lava is mostly "used" to inflate the fresh field and expand its sides, until a main lava tube is established in the coastal flat as well.
It is impossible to predict when lava will be hitting the ocean- this could be within few days or even less or still take weeks (if at all, but it is now extremely likely).
The volcano's summit is currently undergoing a period of deflation and the lava lake in Halema'uma'u has dropped a bit; yesterday morning, it was 35 meters (115 feet) below the floor of Halema`uma`u crater.
Several vents remain active inside the Pu'u 'O'o crater on the east rift zone.
Previous news
Thu, 7 Jul 2016, 16:29
Map of Kilauea's new lava flow headed towards the ocean (map: HVO)
The new lava flow southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō continued to be active and made some rapid advance through the coastal plain: when HVO last mapped it Tuesday afternoon, the nearest lava front was only about 1.7 km (1.1 miles) away from the coast, after having advanced nearly 1 km alone since the morning of Monday (i.e. little more than 24 hours). read all
Mon, 4 Jul 2016, 12:05
Pahoehoe lava flow in the coastal plain of Kilauea volcano (Hawai'i) on 2 July 2016 (image: USGS)
After having descended the steep slope of the pali, the new lava flow now advanced in the flatter coastal plain towards the ocean. As of yesterday, the flow front was about 400 m from the break in slope and still 2.9 km (1.8 mi) away from the sea. ... read all
Sat, 2 Jul 2016, 12:11
Lava flow on Kilauea yesterday (image: Michael Dalton)
The newest lava flows on Kilauea continue to descend the Pulama pali and reach the coastal plain, where the blocky a'a transforms into the smoother pahoehoe lava. read all
Thu, 30 Jun 2016, 23:11
Our friend and filmmaker Michael Dalton (Volcanic Odysseys) is currently on Hawai'i and sent us some images of the new lava flows advancing SE fro Pu'u 'O'o, reaching Pulama Pali on 29 June 2016. ... read all
Thu, 30 Jun 2016, 18:04
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. ... read all
 

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