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Kilauea volcano
Shield volcano 1277 m (4,190 ft)
Hawai'i, 19.41°N / -155.29°W
Current status: restless (2 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: INTMT VA EMS

Thursday May 31, 2018 11:00 AM |

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

FVXX22 at 10:56 UTC, 31/05/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180531/1054Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: KILAUEA
332010
PSN: N1925 W15516

AREA: HAWAIIAN.IS

SUMMIT ELEV: 4009 FT [1222
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/095

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: INTMT VA
EMS

OBS VA DTG: 31/1030Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 N1926 W15517 - N1925
W15516
- N1917 W15522 - N1921 W15526 - N1926 W15517 MOV
SW 10KT

FCST VA
CLD +6HR: 31/1630Z SFC/FL100 N1926 W15517
- N1926 W15516 - N1916
W15522 - N1920 W15526 -
N1926 W15517

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 31/2230Z
SFC/FL100 N1926
W15516 - N1925 W15516 - N1916 W15522 - N1920
W15527 -
N1926 W15516

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 01/0430Z SFC/FL100 N1926
W15516 -
N1925 W15516 - N1915 W15522 - N1920
W15527 - N1926 W15516

RMK: VA IS
NOT OBS IN STLT IMAGERY THOUGH INTMT
VA EMS ARE LIKELY GIVEN RECENT
ACT. T+0 IS BASED
ON PREVIOUS T+6 AND MODEL GUIDANCE. MODELS KEEP
A
GENERAL SW MOVMT THRU T+18. ...WHISNANT

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED
BY 20180531/1700Z

Previous news
Lava flow from fissure #8 afternoon 30 May (image: HVO / USGS)
Thursday, May 31, 2018
The activity in Lower Puna remains stable at high levels with the principal vents being fissure #8 (western portion of the system) and #18 (eastern part). Both feed voluminous lava flows that continue to consume land, property and pose threats as to cut-off additional areas, prompting the need for evacuations especially in the Kapoho area. ... [more]
Fissure 8 reactivated on the afternoon of May 28, when, at times, lava fountains were reaching heights of 200 feet and feeding a lava flow that advanced to the northeast. (image: HVO / USGS)
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
High effusion rates continue to characterize the ongoing eruption, which has largely focused on the fissure #8 vent in the western portion of the fissure system, near the intersection of Luana St and Leilani Blv. ... [more]
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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