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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: POSS VA

Wednesday May 16, 2018 08:15 AM |

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

FVXX22 at 08:04 UTC, 16/05/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180516/0803Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: KILAUEA
332010
PSN: N1925 W15516

AREA: HAWAIIAN.IS

SUMMIT ELEV: 4009 FT [1222
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/030

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS VA

OBS VA DTG: 16/0730Z

OBS VA CLD:
VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA WINDS SFC/FL090 090/10KT

FCST
VA CLD +6HR: 16/1330Z

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 16/1930Z

FCST VA CLD +18HR:
17/0130Z

RMK: POSS VA. HOTSPOT OBS IN STLT IMAGERY. VA NOT
OBS IN STLT
IMAGERY. LATEST WEB CAM INDICATED
CONT ACT. NWP GUIDANCE SUGGEST
WINDS OUT OF THE E
AT 10KTS. ...FISHER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY
20180516/1400Z

Previous news
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
For the first time in a long time, HVO raised the official alert level of the volcano to RED. The reason is that as the summit reservoir of magma continues to drain, rockfalls and infiltrating water can cause increasingly violent explosions. ... [more]
At 2:30 p.m. HST, the flow front of Fissure 17 continues down slope. The barren, brown area to the right in the photograph is a lobe of the Kii Flow from the eruption of 1955. The Fissure 17 flow front is located approximately .7 miles makai of Highway 132 and is 1.4 miles mauka of Hwy 137. (image: HVO / USGS)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The eruption keeps evolving. While at least 3 more fissures with lava emission have opened up (making a total of at least 20 so far), most activity seems to be occurring from fissure #17, which had started to erupt last Saturday (12 May) and seems to be the one located most downrift (NE direction). ... [more]
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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