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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)
Typical eruption style:
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: STEAM AND GASES ONLY

Monday Jun 04, 2018 20:45 PM |

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

FVXX22 at 20:38 UTC, 04/06/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180604/2035Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: KILAUEA
332010
PSN: N1925 W15517

AREA: HAWAIIAN.IS

SUMMIT ELEV: 4009 FT [1222
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/114

INFO SOURCE: GOES-WEST. HONOLULU MWO. VOLCANO
WEB
CAMERA. HVO.

ERUPTION DETAILS: STEAM AND GASES ONLY

OBS VA DTG:
04/2010Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA.

FCST VA
CLD +6HR: NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: NO
VA EXP

RMK: VA IS NOT SEEN IN STLT IMAGERY AND WEB CAM.
NO FURTHER
RPRTS OF VA ACT FM USGS. ...KIBLER

NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER
ADVISORIES

Previous news
Although continuously active, lava fountaining from fissure 8 temporarily decreased to heights of about 50 m (164 feet) during the night from 1 to 2 June . The moon can be seen in the upper left. (HVO/USGS)
Monday, Jun 04, 2018
In the Lower East Rift Zone vigorous fountaining persisted from fissure 8 throughout the weekend, feeding large amounts of lava into the channel that runs northeast as the western branches of this flow became inactive during the night from Friday 1 to Saturday 2 June. The remaining fissure 8 lava flow continued to travel along Highway 132 to Kapoho and eventually crossed Highway 137 at the ‘Four Corners’ intersection of Highways 132 and 137 on Saturday morning 2 June at 9h30 am local time. It thereby effectively cut off the land south of this active flow front from Pohoiko to Vacationland Hawaii where any people that got stuck are evacuated by boat and helicopter. The same lava flow subsequently wrapped around Kapoho cinder cone and entered it through the gap on its east side, filling up the crater and creating a large steam plume as it evaporated all the water of Green Lake. As lava continues to pour into the Kapoho cinder cone in Green forest, it creates a stunning ‘lava fall’ The active flow then spread out to a 0.5 mile wide lava flow front that continues to make its way towards the ocean at Kapoho Bay. On Sunday evening 3 June 19h00 local time HVO/USGS reported that this flow front was merely 225 meter (245 yards) away from the ocean. ... [more]
Monday, Jun 04, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Sunday, Jun 03, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Saturday, Jun 02, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Saturday, Jun 02, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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