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Kilauea volcano
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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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: ROCKFALL SMAL EMS RPRTD.

Saturday Jun 23, 2018 05:30 AM |

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

FVXX22 at 05:25 UTC, 23/06/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180623/0523Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: KILAUEA
332010
PSN: N1925 W15516

AREA: HAWAIIAN.IS

SUMMIT ELEV: 4009 FT [1222
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/152

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. VOLCANO
WEB
CAMERA. HVO.

ERUPTION DETAILS: ROCKFALL SMAL EMS RPRTD.

OBS VA DTG:
23/0445Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA WINDS
SFC/FL045 090/15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 23/1100Z

FCST VA CLD +12HR:
23/1700Z

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 23/2300Z

RMK: ROCKFALL AND SMALL EMS
RPRTD. NWP GUIDANCE
SUGGEST WINDS OUT OF THE E THROUGHOUT NEXT 18HRS.

...FISHER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20180623/1130Z

Previous news
This image was captured during the helicopter overflight on June 18, 2018. It shows the growing Halema‘uma‘u crater viewed to the southeast, with HVO and Jagger Museum sitting on the caldera rim to give a better scale of the ongoing subsidence at the summit. (HVO/USGS)
Friday, Jun 22, 2018
Kilauea’s summit continues to steadily subside in response to the large volume of magma that was drained from beneath the caldera towards the lower East Rift Zone early May. This process is most pronounced around Halema’uma’u crater whose walls are falling in on itself and by now has grown to nearly twice its original width and depth – having partially swallowed the old overlook parking lot. What was once a 12-acre (0,05 square km) lava lake in the middle of the crater has grown to more than 130 acres (0.526 square km), at places up to 300 m (1000 ft) deep, and is getting larger every single day. A preliminary estimate of summit volume loss is around 260 million cubic meters as of June 15th, 2018. ... [more]
Thursday, Jun 21, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Monday, Jun 18, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Photograph showing the inward slumping of Halema‘uma‘u crater rim and walls in response to ongoing subsidence of Kilauea’s summit. This view to the southwest, taken after the explosion that occurred on the morning of 16 June, a section of dark-coloured wall rock (center left) has detached and dropped downward into the crater. (HVO/USGS)
Monday, Jun 18, 2018
Kilauea’s summit caldera continues to subside in response to the withdrawal of magma from beneath the volcano’s summit that drains to the Lower East Rift Zone eruption site. The seismic cycle with M5 events and explosions in Halema’uama’u crater also persists, resulting in inward slumping of the crater rim and walls. ... [more]
 

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