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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 front remains stalled at approx. 800 m from coast

Tue, 19 Jul 2016, 20:21
20:21 PM | BY: T
The lava lake in Halema'uma'u crater this evening (morning in Hawaii)
The lava lake in Halema'uma'u crater this evening (morning in Hawaii)
The so-called "61G lava flow" southeast from Pu'u 'O'o extending into the coastal flat remains active, but most activity in the past days continued to enlarge and inflate the existing lava flow field.
The most advanced flow front, located 820 m from the coast, was stalled when observed this morning, but there were active breakouts a few hundred meters further inland. A new surge of advance can occur any time.
Activity at Halema'uma'u and Pu'u 'O'o has not changed significantly. On Monday morning, the active lava lake at Halemaumau was 25.5 meters (84 feet) below the crater floor.
Previous news
Sat, 16 Jul 2016, 12:41
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. read all
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

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