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Shield volcano 1277 m (4,190 ft)
Hawai'i, 19.41°N / -155.29°W
Current status: restless (2 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

Monday May 14, 2018 12:30 PM |

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

FVXX22 at 12:18 UTC, 14/05/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180514/1216Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: KILAUEA 332010
PSN: N1925 W15516

AREA: HAWAIIAN.IS

SUMMIT ELEV: 4009 FT [1222 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/021

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
Lava flow from fissure #17 yesterday at 14:00 local time (view is towards S from near Hwy 132) (image: HVO / USGS)
Monday, May 14, 2018
Lava continues to be erupted from the latest fissures that opened up during the past 48 hours, labeled #17 and #18, and there are signs that the eruption is still developing and might continue (and potentially increase) for a while. ... [more]
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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