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Kilauea volcano
Shield volcano 1277 m (4,190 ft)
Hawai'i, 19.43°N / -155.29°W
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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: NEW VA EM.

Monday Jun 11, 2018 11:15 AM |

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

FVXX22 at 11:05 UTC, 11/06/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180611/1102Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: KILAUEA 332010
PSN: N1925 W15516

AREA: HAWAIIAN.IS

SUMMIT ELEV: 4009 FT [1222 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/129

INFO SOURCE: HONOLULU MWO.

ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EM.

OBS VA DTG: 11/1030Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA WINDS SFC/FL080 090/10-15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 11/1630Z

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 11/2230Z

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 12/0430Z

RMK: WFO HONOLULU RPTS SMALL EXPLOSION AT SUMMIT.
VA MOVING W AND DISPERSING RAPIDLY. RADAR INOP.
...LEE

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20180611/1700Z

Previous news
Sunday, Jun 10, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Saturday, Jun 09, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Around 3:00 a.m. HST  on June 8, lava fountains erupting from fissure 8 on Kīlauea Volcano's Lower East Rift Zone were reaching heights of 55-65 meters (180–220 feet). (HVO/USGS)
Saturday, Jun 09, 2018
The eruption in the lower East Rift Zone remained concentrated on fissure 8, where continuous vigorous lava fountaining fluctuates, at times reaching heights of 70 meters (230 feet). This activity continues to feed the lava channel flowing northeast before turning westward toward Kapoho where it transforms in a very broad lava flow that by now almost entirely covered Kapoho and Vacationland and filled up Kapoho Bay. Sideways moving of this broad Kapoho Bay lava flow creeps north through what remains of Kapoho Beach Lots, but none of the other previously active lobes of the large fissure 8 flows are receiving fresh lava and have hence stalled. Also no other fissures apart from fissure 8 were actively erupting lava in the past few days. The only activity observed was some incandescence from fissure 24 and heavy fuming from fissures 24, 9 and 10 – all located just west of fissure 8. ... [more]
This image taken on a mid-day overflight on June 5 shows the ongoing partial collapse of Haleama’uam’u crater at the summit of Kilauea volcano. To the north of the old overlook parking area (left in the image) is the site of the former lava lake – now a deep hole piled with wall-rock rubble. The western portion of Haleamu’uma’u (upper part of image) has moved down and toward the centre of the crater as new cracks form on the caldera floor to the west. The summit is still subsiding due to withdrawal of magma towards the east rift zone. (HVO/USGS)
Saturday, Jun 09, 2018
Subsidence of Kilauea’s summit keeps going on as magma continues to be drained from the summit area towards the active fissure eruption site in the lower East Rift Zone. As much as 9900 earthquakes have been registered on Kilauea over the past 30 days, most of which occurred at the volcano’s summit. These events have led to dramatic changes in and around Halema’uma’a crater which for the past 10 years contained an active lava lake. Since the start of the lower East Rift Zone eruption, this lava lake has been systematically drained – leaving behind a large empty vent with unstable walls that partially collapse, creating explosions with large ash plumes. Continuous deflation of the whole summit area and its accompanying earthquakes in turn also destabilise the walls of the Halema’uma’u vent and surrounding crater, resulting in widening of the vent and partial collapse of the crater as its west side is slumping inwards due to the formation of large cracks on the Kilauea caldera floor. ... [more]
Friday, Jun 08, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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