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Kilauea volcano
Shield volcano 1277 m (4,190 ft)
Hawai'i, 19.43°N / -155.29°W
Current status: erupting (4 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: CONT LGT VA

Tuesday May 15, 2018 05:00 AM |

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

FVXX22 at 04:48 UTC, 15/05/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180515/0445Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: KILAUEA 332010
PSN: N1925 W15516

AREA: HAWAIIAN.IS

SUMMIT ELEV: 4009 FT [1222 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/024

INFO SOURCE: GOES-WEST. RADIOSONDE. NWP MODELS.
VOLCANO WEB CAMERA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: CONT LGT VA

OBS VA DTG: 15/0415Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA WINDS SFC/FL060 045/10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 15/1030Z

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 15/1630Z

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 15/2230Z

RMK: CONT LGT VA OBS IN VO WEB CAMERA. VA NOT OBS
IN STLT IMAGERY. 00Z PHTO SOUNDING INDICATES
WINDS OUT OF NE. NWP MODEL GUIDANCE ALSO SUGGEST
WINDS OUT OF NE. ...FISHER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20180515/1045Z

Previous news
Current webcam image of the Lower RIft Zone at Kilauea (image: HVO / USGS)
Monday, May 14, 2018
The eruption seems to pick up in activity. Activity at the most recent fissures 17 and 18, located at the northeast end of the active fissure system (downrift), has been continuous during the night. ... [more]
Monday, May 14, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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