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Shield volcano 1277 m (4,190 ft)
Hawai'i, 19.43°N / -155.29°W
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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 (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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: NO ERUPTION HAS OCCURRED

Sunday May 13, 2018 14:30 PM |

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

FVXX22 at 14:15 UTC, 13/05/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180513/1412Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: KILAUEA 332010
PSN: N1925 W15516

AREA: HAWAIIAN.IS

SUMMIT ELEV: 4009 FT [1222 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/018

INFO SOURCE: HVO.

ERUPTION DETAILS: NO ERUPTION HAS OCCURRED

RMK: HVO INDICATES THAT ACT REMAINS ELEVATED.
ROCKFALLS AROUND CRATER WALLS MAY GENERATE LOCAL
VA CLDS. CONDITIONS REMAIN FAVORABLE FOR AN
EXPLOSIVE ERUPTION WHICH MAY GENERATE AN
EXTENSIVE AND DISRUPTIVE VA PLUME. ...LEE

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

Previous news
aerial view of fissure 16, located about 1.3 km (0.8 miles) northeast of fissure 15 (top left). The fissure is located 500 m northeast of the Puna Geothermal Venture site (top right). Photograph courtesy of Hawai`i County Fire Department. (via HVO / USGS)
Sunday, May 13, 2018
After a pause of 3 days with no lava emission, two new fissures (#16 and #17) started to erupt yesterday. ... [more]
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Friday, May 11, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Ash column rises from the Overlook crater at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano. HVO's interpretation is that the explosion was triggered by a rockfall from the steep walls of Overlook crater. The photograph was taken at 8:29 a.m. HST from the Jaggar Museum overlook. The explosion was short-lived. Geologists examining the ash deposits on the rim of Halema‘uma‘u crater found fresh lava fragments hurled from the lava lake. This explosion was not caused by the interaction of the lava lake with the water table. When the ash cleared from the crater about an hour after the explosion, geologists were able to observe the lava lake surface, which is still above the water table. (image: HVO / USGS)
Thursday, May 10, 2018
The summit lava lake inside Halema'uma'u crater continues to drop and the summit continues to deflate. As of yesterday evening, the lava lake's surface was 295 m (970 ft) below the floor of the crater, leaving a deep funnel. Lava is no longer visible on the webcam images. ... [more]
At 13:00 p.m. HST. Aerial view from the Hawaii County Fire Department of fissure 15. The fissure cut across Pohoiki Road. (image: HVO / USGS)
Thursday, May 10, 2018
The intermittent lower east rift zone eruption in the Leilani Estates continues. New fissures and areas of ground steaming have appeared, enlarging the affected area both down- (towards NE) and uprift (SW direction), showing that the intrusion of magma continues. ... [more]

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