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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 sea entry at least 20 m wide

Fri, 29 Jul 2016, 07:53
07:53 AM | BY: T
Map of Kilauea's new lava flow that reached the sea on 26 July 2016
Map of Kilauea's new lava flow that reached the sea on 26 July 2016
The vent where the lava comes from: Pu'u 'O'o crater on the east rift zone 6 miles away (28 July 2016, photo Mick Kalber, Tropical Visions Video, Inc. with Paradise Helicopters)
The vent where the lava comes from: Pu'u 'O'o crater on the east rift zone 6 miles away (28 July 2016, photo Mick Kalber, Tropical Visions Video, Inc. with Paradise Helicopters)
As of yesterday evening (morning in Hawai'i), the new sea entry of the "61G" lava flow near the Kamokuna area continued to be active with and was at least 20 meters wide, spilling over the older sea cliff.
It can be expected that the sea entry will widen over time. Another lobe of the main flow has been advancing along the west margin and might hit the ocean soon as well.
At the summit and Pu'u 'O'o crater on the eastern rift zone, no significant changes have occurred. Halema'uma'u lava lake has risen a bit again to approx. 23 m below the crater floor rim and the lava pond inside Pu'u 'O'o is active as well.
Previous news
Wed, 27 Jul 2016, 07:55
The new lava flow sea entry shortly after its formation (image: tapandgrind / instagram)
The so-called 61G lava flow continued its rapid advance and reached the ocean early yesterday morning at 01:12 local time. ... read all
Tue, 26 Jul 2016, 07:27
Over the weekend, the lava flow in the coastal flat had advanced significantly, bringing the closest lava flow front to only 370 m distance from the coast as of Monday morning (Hawaiian time). Chances to see lava entering the sea in the coming days or weeks are increasing with each day. read all
Mon, 25 Jul 2016, 05:16
Pahoehoe lava flow from Kilauea's 61G lava flow in the coastal flat on Friday (image: HVO/USGS)
The 61G lava flow southeast of Pu'u 'Ō'ō remains active in the coastal plain and its most advanced front was 730 m (0.45 miles) from the ocean yesterday morning (local time on Hawaii). read all
Thu, 21 Jul 2016, 07:39
Lava flow map as of 19 July 2016 (HVO)
No significant changes have occurred over the past days. The lava flow in the coastal flat remains active, but has not advanced in the past days. The flow front remains stalled at 850 m (0.5 miles) from the coast. read all
Tue, 19 Jul 2016, 20:21
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. ... read all
 

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