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Kilauea volcano
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: NEW VA EMS AT 1700Z

Tuesday May 15, 2018 18:30 PM |

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

FVXX26 at 18:27 UTC, 15/05/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180515/1825Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: KILAUEA
332010
PSN: N1925 W15516

AREA: HAWAIIAN.IS

SUMMIT ELEV: 4009 FT [1222
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/027

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. HONOLULU MWO. NWP
MODELS.
VOLCANO WEB CAMERA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EMS AT 1700Z

OBS
VA DTG: 15/1745Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL070 N1926 W15517 - N1925 W15516
-
N1910 W15529 - N1916 W15535 - N1926 W15517 MOV
SW 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD
+6HR: 16/0000Z SFC/FL070 N1926 W15517
- N1925 W15516 - N1907 W15536 -
N1918 W15540 -
N1926 W15517

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 16/0600Z SFC/FL070
N1926
W15516 - N1925 W15516 - N1909 W15538 - N1920
W15541 - N1926
W15516

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 16/1200Z SFC/FL070 NO ASH EXP

RMK: VA EXTD
30 NM SW FM THE SUMMIT. WEBCAM SHOWS
VA AS WELL. NWP MODEL GUIDANCE
INDICATES SW TO W
MOV THRU +12 HRS. ...ZHU

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED
BY 20180516/0030Z

Previous news
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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