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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: POSS ONGOING EMS

Friday May 18, 2018 08:45 AM |

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

FVXX22 at 08:38 UTC, 18/05/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180518/0835Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: KILAUEA 332010
PSN: N1925 W15516

AREA: HAWAIIAN.IS

SUMMIT ELEV: 4009 FT [1222 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/039

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ONGOING EMS

OBS VA DTG: 18/0800Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA WINDS SFC/FL080 090/5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 18/1400Z

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 18/2000Z

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 19/0200Z

RMK: VA NOT SEEN IN STLT OR WEB CAM DUE TO
DARKNESS AND CLD COVER. NWP MODELS SUGGEST
POSS VA MOV TO THE W AROUND FL080. ...KIM

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20180518/1430Z

Previous news
View of the eruption plume early yesterday morning nearly an hour after the event started. This image is from the webcam located on the north rim of Moku‘āweoweo Caldera near the summit of Mauna Loa Volcano. (image: HVO / USGS)
Friday, May 18, 2018
After the explosive eruption yesterday early morning, no other bigger explosions have occurred, but seismic levels have been gradually increasing. Several cracks have appeared on Hwy 11 in the summit area. ... [more]
Thursday, May 17, 2018
A violent explosion - the largest since 1924 - occurred this morning at the Halema'uma'u crater at about 04:15 local time, sending an ash plume to 30,000 ft (9 km) altitude, i.e. generating an eruption column of 8 km height. ... [more]
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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