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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: VA EM

Wednesday May 16, 2018 23:45 PM |

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

FVXX22 at 23:33 UTC, 16/05/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180516/2329Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: KILAUEA
332010
PSN: N1925 W15516

AREA: HAWAIIAN.IS

SUMMIT ELEV: 4009 FT [1222
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/033

INFO SOURCE: GOES-WEST. HIMAWARI-8. NWP
MODELS.
VOLCANO WEB CAMERA. HVO.

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EM

OBS VA DTG:
16/2300Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA WINDS
SFC/FL090 180/10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 17/0500Z

FCST VA CLD +12HR:
17/1100Z

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 17/1700Z

RMK: RECENT INFO FRM VO
INDICATES INTERMITTENT VA
EM FROM SUMMIT CONT AND MAY BE MOV N BASED
ON WINDS.
VA NOT DETECTED IN STLT OR WEBCAM DUE TO MET
CLDS.
...VELASCO

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20180517/0530Z

Previous news
Short-lived eruption of a new fissure (#21?) northeast of Leilani, between fissures #16 and #20
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The eruption in the lower east rift zone continues with no significant changes. A new fissure has opened up probably during thge night between fissure #16 and #20 and erupted small amounts of lava with spattering during a few hours. ... [more]
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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