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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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Kilauea volcano eruptions:
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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: NO ERUPTION HAS OCCURRED

Friday May 04, 2018 01:45 AM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX22 at 01:40 UTC, 04/05/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180504/0138Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: KILAUEA 332010
PSN: N1925 W15516

AREA: HAWAIIAN.IS

SUMMIT ELEV: 4009 FT [1222 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/003

INFO SOURCE: HVO.

ERUPTION DETAILS: NO ERUPTION HAS OCCURRED

RMK: THE HVO RPRTS INCREASED SEISMIC ACT AND
SUGGESTS THAT AN ERUPTION IS PSBL WITH LITTLE OR
NO WARNING. ...TURK

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED DAILY UNTIL THE
IMMINENT THREAT HAS PASSED OR SOONER IF AN
ERUPTION OCCURS.

Previous news
Puna residents reported to HVO geologists the recent appearance of ground cracks on a couple of roads in and around Leilani Estates. No steaming or heat were observed to originate from the cracks, and the cracks are currently still small (no more than several inches across). (image: HVO / USGS)
Thursday, May 03, 2018
The seismic crisis at Kilauea's lower east rift zone east of Pu'u O'o continues: magma is currently intruding into the rift zone and could (but not necessarily must) cause a new rift zone eruption in the near future. New ground cracks have been appearing in the area of Leilani Estates as the intrusion of magma propagates. ... [more]
A new crack 1 km (0.6 mile) long was found on the west (uprift) side of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō during HVO's overflight on 1 May. The cracking appeared to be nearly continuous en echelon structures that were heavily steaming. A small amount of lava was apparently erupted from the crack, based on the presence of nearby tiny pads of lava and spatter, but it was no longer active when HVO geologists saw it during the overflight. This photo looks east, with Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō obscured by low clouds in the upper left corner. (image: HVO / USGS)
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Signs of a possible new eruption on the east rift zone of Kilauea volcano are increasing. A large crack has appeared on the west side of Pu'u 'O'o, which seems to be the most likely area to expect a new eruptive episode, although so far it has not erupted significant amounts of lava. ... [more]
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
At approximately 6:15 a.m. today (April 26) a new overflow began on Halema‘uma‘u crater floor. The lava lake overflow continued until about 10:30 a.m. and covered about 36 hectares (90 acres) of the crater floor with lava (approximately 2/3). This is the largest overflow since the summit eruption began in 2008. This photo is looking south, and the gas plume is being produced by the lava lake in the southeast crater floor (upper left). (image: HVO / USGS)
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018
A series of large lava lake overflows occurred during 25-26 April, covering most of the crater flows of Halema'uma'u crater with fresh lava flows. [more]
Kīlauea Volcano's Halema‘uma‘u crater with the overflow (silver gray) of the lava lake, which occurred from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on 23 April 2018 (image: USGS / HVO)
Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
The lava lake inside the pit crater in Halema'uma'u crater has repeatedly overflowed its rims and flooded parts of the crater floor. It remains at high levels and more overflows are likely to occur in the near future. ... [more]

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