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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 AT 1320Z.

Thursday Jun 14, 2018 14:00 PM |

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

FVXX22 at 13:57 UTC, 14/06/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180614/1354Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: KILAUEA
332010
PSN: N1925 W15516

AREA: HAWAIIAN.IS

SUMMIT ELEV: 4009 FT [1222
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/139

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EM AT 1320Z.

OBS VA DTG:
14/1330Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA WINDS
SFC/FL060 045/5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 14/1930Z

FCST VA CLD +12HR:
15/0130Z

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 15/0730Z

RMK: VA NOT SEEN ON STLT. USGS
RPRTD MINOR
ERUPTION WITH VA MOVG SW OF SUMMIT. EM BRIEFLY
SEEN ON PHWA
RADAR. NWP MDL WINDS SHOW MORE
WRLY WINDS. ...KONON

NXT ADVISORY: WILL
BE ISSUED BY 20180614/2000Z

Previous news
Image taken on Tuesday morning June 12, 2018, showing the active perched channel with braided lava flows that is fed by Fissure 8 (fountain visible in the distance). (HVO/USGS)
Thursday, Jun 14, 2018
Over the past 2 days, Kilauea's eruptive activity in the lower East Rift Zone persisted with little change. Fissure 8 continues to vigorously effuse lava fountains of varying heights, sometimes 10 meter (35 feet) above the growing cone of cinder and spatter which is now about 45 m (140 ft) at its highest point. ... [more]
This aerial overview of June 12, 2018, shows the dramatic change that Halema‘uma‘u vent underwent over the past few weeks. The image looks west across the crater, with the former Halema‘uma‘u crater floor in the center and the deepest part in the foreground. Ground cracks circumferential to the crater rim can be seen cutting across the parking lot (left). (HVO/USGS)
Thursday, Jun 14, 2018
Day by day, Kilauea’s summit caldera continues to subside and Halema‘uma‘u crater keeps crumbling with every explosive event. Over the past week, such explosions occurred once per day and have been registered as magnitude 5+ earthquakes. They are however not typical earthquakes at all since there is no major fault-rupturing event. Instead, pressure builds up beneath the rubble pile that is choking the conduit and is released as an explosion – a continuous seismic cycle. ... [more]
Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
The three closely spaced lava fountains at fissure 8 are building a cinder-and-spatter cone around the erupting vent through downwind accumulation of lava fragments falling from the fountains. (HVO/USGS)
Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018
Kilauea’s eruption in the lower East Rift Zone continues without showing any signs of weakening. The current activity has been sustained for 38 days now, 2 days longer than the last fissure eruption that occurred in this area in 1960. However, compared to the rapid change of activity locations and advancing lava flow fronts, the eruption seems to have geographically settled for the past week. ... [more]
Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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