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Shield volcano 1277 m (4,190 ft)
Hawai'i, 19.43°N / -155.29°W
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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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Volcano news & updates: Kilauea volcano (Big Island, Hawaii)

Kilauea volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: PSBL VA EM AT 1244Z

Friday Jun 08, 2018 13:30 PM |

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

FVXX22 at 13:19 UTC, 08/06/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180608/1316Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: KILAUEA
332010
PSN: N1925 W15516

AREA: HAWAIIAN.IS

SUMMIT ELEV: 4009 FT [1222
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/122

INFO SOURCE: GOES-WEST. RADIOSONDE. NWP
MODELS.
CIMSS VOLCAT. SEISMIC DETECTION. INFRASOUND
DETECTION. USGS.


ERUPTION DETAILS: PSBL VA EM AT 1244Z

OBS VA DTG: 08/1300Z

OBS VA CLD:
VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA WINDS SFC/FL100
135/15-20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 08/1900Z

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 09/0100Z


FCST VA CLD +18HR: 09/0700Z

RMK: USGS RPRTS EXPLOSION IN CRATER, WITH
SEISMIC
AND INFRASOUND DETECTION. WX CLDS AT FL100
OBSCURE SUMMIT AND
ANY VA EMS. ANY VA WOULD MOV
TO WNW. ...HOSLEY

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE
ISSUED BY 20180608/1915Z

Previous news
Thursday, Jun 07, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Lava fountaining and active flow to the NE from fissure #8 at Kilauea's lower east rift zone this morning (night in Hawaii)
Thursday, Jun 07, 2018
The activity in the lower east rift zone continues with no significant changes. After a brief episode of declining output of magma from fissure #8 and the contemporary reactivation and lava effusion from a number of other fissures, activity shifted back to fissure #8 which has been the main vent of the rift eruption over the past week. ... [more]
Thursday, Jun 07, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Lava flows and fissures map as of 10:00 a.m. HST, June 5, 2018. Given the dynamic nature of Kīlauea's lower East Rift Zone eruption, with changing vent locations, fissures starting and stopping, and varying rates of lava effusion, map details shown here are accurate as of the date/time noted. Shaded purple areas indicate lava flows erupted in 1840, 1955, 1960, and 2014-2015. (HVO/USGS)
Wednesday, Jun 06, 2018
In the Lower East Rift Zone lava effusion persists from fissure 8 which continues to feed a channel transporting lava eastward to the ocean entry in the Kapoho Bay area. HVO's Tuesday 5 June mid-day overflight showed that this flow has completely filled Kapoho Bay and formed a lava delta extending about 1.3 kilometre (0.8 miles) out from the former coastline. Meanwhile the outbreak of this flow that started to wrap around the western side of Kapoho cinder cone has completely encircled it, re-joined the wide Kapoho Bay lava flow channel but travelled south of it where it now creates a second ocean entry in the Vacationland tidepools area. The destruction of the Kapoho Bay and Vacationland neighbourhoods and beautiful recreational areas is immense as almost all of it got covered by the fissure 8 lava flow over the past 2 days. Whatever remains is still under threat as the wide fissure 8 lava flow is also still spreading sideways ... [more]
Latest lava flow map with the location of the ocean entry in Kaphoho (image: HVO / USGS)
Tuesday, Jun 05, 2018
The eruption continues without significant changes: lava fountaining remains strong from fissure #8 although a bit decreased during the past day, feeding a large river of lava that flows towards the new ocean entry at Kaphoho. ... [more]

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