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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: OCNL VA EMS

Thursday May 24, 2018 04:15 AM |

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

FVXX22 at 04:02 UTC, 24/05/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180524/0400Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: KILAUEA
332010
PSN: N1925 W15516

AREA: HAWAIIAN.IS

SUMMIT ELEV: 4009 FT [1222
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/064

INFO SOURCE: GOES-WEST. HIMAWARI-8. HONOLULU
MWO.
RADIOSONDE. NWP MODELS. HYSPLIT. CIMSS VOLCAT.
VOLCANO WEB CAMERA.


ERUPTION DETAILS: OCNL VA EMS

OBS VA DTG: 24/0330Z

OBS VA CLD:
SFC/FL080 N1926 W15517 - N1925 W15516
- N1901 W15530 - N1910 W15540 -
N1926 W15517 MOV
SW 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 24/0930Z SFC/FL080 N1926
W15516
- N1925 W15516 - N1901 W15529 - N1910 W15540 -
N1926 W15516

FCST
VA CLD +12HR: 24/1530Z SFC/FL080 N1926
W15516 - N1925 W15516 - N1901
W15530 - N1910
W15541 - N1926 W15516

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 24/2130Z
SFC/FL080 N1926
W15517 - N1925 W15516 - N1901 W15533 - N1911
W15543 -
N1926 W15517

RMK: VA IS SEEN IN STLT IMAGERY EXTD ARND 25 NMI
TO THE
SW. MODELS KEEP A GENERAL SW MOVMT THRU
T+18. ...WHISNANT

NXT ADVISORY:
WILL BE ISSUED BY 20180524/1000Z

Previous news
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Lava flow map as of 11:00 a.m. HST, May 22. The flow field has not expanded significantly during the past day because most of erupted lava moved southward through the active lava channels and into the ocean. Note a new lava flow that was observed during this morning's overflight west of the active channels (see label). There was a single ocean entry this morning. Shaded purple areas indicate lava flows erupted in 1840, 1955, 1960, and 2014-2015. (HVO/USGS)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
22 May 2018 updated lava flow map and thermal image of the ongoing eruption of Kilauea in the East Rift Zone (HVO/USGS) [more]
Aerial view of erupting fissure 22 and lava channels flowing southward from the fissure during an early morning overflight on 21 May. ( Photo :  Volcano Helicopters)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
On the Big Island of Hawai’i, Kilauea’s activity proceeds without any signs of weakening. Eruption of lava and ground cracking continues in the area of Leilani Estates subdivision in the Lower East Rift zone. Monday 21 May lava was being erupted from multiple points along the northeast end of the active fissure system. HVO/USGS reported that whilst fissures 6, 17 and 19 only showed intermittent spattering, fissure 20 was erupting a short line of low lava fountains feeding a channelized lava flow that reached the coast. By the evening of 21 May there was only a single lava ocean entry left. Over the course of Tuesday 22 May, most eruptive activity in the Lower East Rift Zone shifted to the middle portion of the system of fissures. Lava fountains were being ejected from fissures 6 through to fissure 22 and some weak spattering occurred from fissures 5, 6, 17 and 19. A new area of fountaining started in the afternoon along the fissure line between Kaupili and Mohala Streets near Fissure 23. ... [more]
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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