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Shield volcano 1277 m (4,190 ft)
Hawai'i, 19.41°N / -155.29°W
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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 (ongoing, 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: Eruption continues, ongoing deflataion, new photos

Thursday Sep 29, 2016 14:58 PM | BY: T

New image galleries from Kilauea volcano, Hawaii
New image galleries from Kilauea volcano, Hawaii
Current deformation plot (blue line: summit inflation/ deflation) (HVO)
Current deformation plot (blue line: summit inflation/ deflation) (HVO)
The activity at the volcano continues with no significant changes. The recent trend of deflation is still ongoing and the lava lake in the summit crater has dropped significantly (yesterday: 24 m below the rim) and is no longer in direct view from the Jagger Museum lookout.
The 61G lava flow continues to reach the ocean at Kamokuna.
A set of galleries from our recent trip to the volcano showing the various aspects of the ongoing eruption is now available at this page.
Previous news
Lava flow entering the sea last week
Friday, Sep 23, 2016
The eruption continues with no significant changes. A sharp deflation since yesterday resulted in the Halema'uma'u lava lake drop by 14 meters in a single day. It is currently no longer visible from the Jagger museum overlook. ... [more]

Friday, Sep 23, 2016
Impressions from the Kamokuna lava sea entries on a morning boat tour on 11 Sep, taking during the recent pilot Kilauea Volcano Special tour. [more]
Kilauea's summit lava lake seen last evening (image: HVO)
Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
Following the inflation cycle that began 2 days ago (and might be now turning into deflation), the lava lake in the Halema'uma'u summit crater has risen again into clear view from the HVO observatory. This morning, its surface was only 12 m (39 ft) below the rim. ... [more]
Kilauea's lava ocean entry yesterday evening (photo: Tom Pfeiffer / VolcanoDiscovery)
Monday, Sep 12, 2016
The eruption continues with no significant changes: lava continues to flow into the ocean at Kamokuna and several breakouts are active along the lava tube both on the pali and in the coastal flat, at about 2 km distance from the coast. ... [more]
The lava lake in Halema'uma'u crater on 7 Sep (HVO)
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016
The lava lake in Kilauea's Halema'uma'u crater at the summit caldera has risen to its highest level since May 2015, as a current inflationary phase continues. ... [more]

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