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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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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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Kilauea volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: MOSTLY STEAM/GAS WITH INTMT VA

Saturday Jun 02, 2018 18:45 PM |

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

FVXX22 at 18:40 UTC, 02/06/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180602/1840Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: KILAUEA
332010
PSN: N1925 W15516

AREA: HAWAIIAN.IS

SUMMIT ELEV: 4009 FT [1222
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/104

INFO SOURCE: GOES-WEST. HONOLULU MWO.
RADIOSONDE.
NWP MODELS.

ERUPTION DETAILS: MOSTLY STEAM/GAS WITH INTMT
VA
EMS.

OBS VA DTG: 02/1800Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 N1926 W15526 - N1926
W15517
- N1925 W15517 - N1922 W15526 - N1926 W15526 MOV
W 5-10KT

FCST
VA CLD +6HR: 03/0000Z SFC/FL100 N1926 W15527
- N1926 W15517 - N1925
W15517 - N1922 W15526 -
N1926 W15527

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 03/0600Z
SFC/FL100 N1926
W15517 - N1925 W15517 - N1922 W15526 - N1926
W15527 -
N1926 W15517

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 03/1200Z SFC/FL100 N1926
W15517 -
N1925 W15517 - N1923 W15526 - N1926
W15527 - N1926 W15517

RMK: INTMT
VA EMS BUT MOSTLY STEAM AND GASES
BASED ON STLT AND WEB CAM. MODEL
GUIDANCE
CONTINUES TO SHOW A W-WARD MOV THRU T+18 HRS.
...KIBLER

NXT
ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20180603/0045Z

Previous news
Saturday, Jun 02, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Friday, Jun 01, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
May 31 helicopter overflight showing the advancing lobes from fissure 8 (not pictured but located to the right, out of view). The flow moved north of Highway 132 in the vicinity of Noni Farms and Halekamahina roads, from which the two easternmost lobes advanced in a more east-northeasterly direction while the westernmost lobe advanced in a northeasterly direction. (HVO/USGS)
Friday, Jun 01, 2018
The eruption continues at Kilauea Volcano’s Lower East Rift Zone where active vents along the length of the fissure system are feeding multiple lava flows. Fissure 8 at the western part remains the most active, vigorously spewing out lava fountains up to 80 meters (260 feet) into the air and having formed a downwindsmall spatter cone of ca. 30 meter (100 feet) height. The lava flow that resulted from fissure 8’s activity travelled northeast across the Puna Geothermal Venture and currently has multiple active lobes branching out which threaten Kapoho and the intersection between highways 132 and 137. The speed of these lava flows has been up to 100 yards an hour, but they advance in bursts: at times the front does not move as new incoming lava is building up the flow until it becomes unstable and the lava suddenly surges forward at speeds as fast as 600 yards an hour. Residential areas between the active lobe fronts of the fissure 8 lava flow and Kapoho have been evacuated during the night from 30 to 31 May local time. If these lava flows reach the intersection of highways 132 and 137 a large area along the coast and highway 137 will be cut off and become completely inaccessible. ... [more]
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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