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Kilauea volcano
Shield volcano 1277 m (4,190 ft)
Hawai'i, 19.41°N / -155.29°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 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 (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: ONGOING EMS

Wednesday May 30, 2018 18:00 PM |

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

FVXX22 at 17:45 UTC, 30/05/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180530/1741Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: KILAUEA 332010
PSN: N1925 W15516

AREA: HAWAIIAN.IS

SUMMIT ELEV: 4009 FT [1222 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/092

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING EMS

OBS VA DTG: 30/1730Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 N1925 W15518 - N1924 W15516
- N1909 W15523 - N1912 W15530 - N1925 W15518 MOV
SW 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 30/2330Z SFC/FL100 N1925 W15517
- N1923 W15516 - N1909 W15522 - N1911 W15529 -
N1925 W15517

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 31/0530Z SFC/FL100 N1925
W15517 - N1923 W15516 - N1908 W15522 - N1912
W15529 - N1925 W15517

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 31/1130Z SFC/FL100 N1925
W15517 - N1923 W15516 - N1908 W15522 - N1912
W15529 - N1925 W15517

RMK: POSSIBLE VA EM OBSD IN STLT IMAGERY MOV SW
AWAY FM THE SUMMIT. BUT MOSTLY STEAM AND GASES
SEEN IN WEB CAM. MODELS INDICATES A CON SW MOV
THRU T+18 HRS. ...KIM

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20180530/2345Z

Previous news
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Kilauea's lower east rift zone overflight on Monday, May 28, 2018, 5:45 am, with Paradise Helicopters and Extreme Exposire. Fissures 8 and 24 were the only ones actively erupting but it seemed that the volume from other fissures was also being released at this location where a massive flow was on the move and consumed a dozen houses while the helicopter was hovering there. (image:  Karyn Spencer)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
In the lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) fissure system, the area of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens was the scene vigorous eruption of lava also throughout Monday 28 May. ... [more]
Thermal map of fissure system and lava flows as of 1:15 pm on Monday, May 28, 2018. The flow from Fissure 8 that reached Pohoiki Rd. this morning stalled, though activity restarted at Fissure 8 in the afternoon shortly after this map was made. The channelized flows that had reached the ocean were inactive today - a small amount of residual lava was draining from the abandoned eastern channel into the ocean, creating a weak ocean entry plume. Fissure 22 restarted today with lava starting to reoccupy the drained channel. The black and white area is the extent of the thermal map. Temperature in the thermal image is displayed as gray-scale values, with the brightest pixels indicating the hottest areas. (HVO/USGS)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
28 May 2018 updated fissures and lava flow map and thermal image of the ongoing eruption of Kilauea in the East Rift Zone (HVO/USGS) [more]
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Large lava flows from fissure #7 in the western-central part of the Leilani fissure system moving NE. View is towards SE onto the eastern and southern part of Leilani Subdivision (image: Bruce Omori / facebook)
Monday, May 28, 2018
The eruption continues at similar levels as during the past days, with conditions changing faster than it is possible to accurately update. ... [more]

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