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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)
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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 about 900 m from coast

Sat, 16 Jul 2016, 12:41
12:41 PM | BY: T
Map of the lava flows at Kilauea as of 15 July 2016 (HVO/USGS)
Map of the lava flows at Kilauea as of 15 July 2016 (HVO/USGS)
The latest mapping of the active lava flow in the coastal plain shows that the leading tip was about 870 m from the coast yesterday. Most of the activity in recent days has been the overriding and widening of the lava flow field, with only little net advance of the farthest lava front towards ocean.
However, if the feeding of fresh lava through the main tube into the lava field in the coastal plain continues, and eventually establishes itself over increasing distance, it is more and more likely that the lava eventually reaches the sea. This is likely to occur in the near or medium-term future (days to weeks).
Previous news
Tue, 12 Jul 2016, 08:46
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. ... read all
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
 

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