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Kilauea eruption update:
Friday, Aug 07, 2020
Comparison of Kilauea's summit (water) lake between 2 August 2019 and 21 July 2020 (image: HVO)
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reported that the volcano's summit water lake has continued to rise since 25 July last year when water was first spotted at the bottom of Halema‘uma‘u pit crater inside the summit caldera. ... Lees alle
Saturday, Apr 04, 2020
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have released the monthly update of activity at Kilauea volcano over the month of March. ... Lees alle
Satellite photo of Kilauea volcano, showing the summit caldera and parts of its east rift zone with the active vent Pu'u 'O'o.
Satellite photo of Kilauea volcano, showing the summit caldera and parts of its east rift zone with the active vent Pu'u 'O'o.

Three-dimesional view of Kilauea volcano based on satellite imagery.
Three-dimesional view of Kilauea volcano based on satellite imagery.

Map of Kilauea volcano, Big Island Hawai'i
Map of Kilauea volcano, Big Island Hawai'i
 

Kilauea vulkaan

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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Last update: 7 Aug 2020
Typical eruption style: Overwegend uitbundig sinds 1790, maar ~ 60% explosief de afgelopen ~ 2500 jaar.
Kilauea vulkaanuitbarstingen: 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) Haleamaumau crater in the center of the Kilauea caldera - the heart of Kilauea volcano
TijdMag. / DiepteAfstandLocatie
Sat, 19 Sep 2020
Sat, 19 Sep 12:16 UTCM 2.1 / 32.9 km23 km8 Km ENE of Pāhala, Hawaii, USA
Sat, 19 Sep 11:05 UTCM 2.1 / 33 km24 km8 Km E of Pāhala, Hawaii, USA
Sat, 19 Sep 07:43 UTCM 2.1 / 30.5 km26 km8 Km E of Pāhala, Hawaii, USA
Sat, 19 Sep 04:27 UTCM 2.0 / 1.1 km1 km5 Km SW of Volcano, Hawaii, USA
Sat, 19 Sep 04:23 UTCM 2.2 / 37.2 km28 km2 Km ENE of Pāhala, Hawaii, USA
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Kilauea is the youngest and most active Hawaiian shield volcano, located on the southern part of the Island of Hawai'i, known as Big Island. Hawai'i is the southernmost and largest of the island chain, which owes its existence to the very active Hawaiian hot spot.
Kilauea volcano is near-constantly erupting from vents either on its summit (caldera) or on the rift zones. At present, Kilauea volcano is still having one of the most long-lived eruptions known on earth, which started in 1983 on the eastern rift zone and has mainly been concentrated at the Pu'u 'O'o vent.

Background:

Kilauea volcano, a youthful shield volcano, sitting on the south east flank of the massive Mauna Loa shield volcano, is the youngest volcano (on land) of the Hawaiian hot spot and not only the most active volcano of Hawaii but at the same time also the world's active volcano. It has been in near-constant activity since there is oral or written history and it is having an uninterrupted eruption since 1983 (at present at the Pu'u 'O'o vent on the East rift zone).

Its eruptions are prominent in Hawaiian Polynesian legends and written documentation about its activity go back to only 1820s when it started to attract interested visitor from all over the world and bacame one of volcanology's hot spots.

Kilauea has a large summit caldera with a central crater, Halemaumau, which is according to Hawaiian legends the home of the fire goddess Pele. Until 1924, it contained a lava lake. Kilauea has frequent summit and flank lava flow eruptions that are occurring along two elongated rift zones to the south-west and to the east, which extend to the sea on both sides of the volcano. The 3 x 5 km caldera was formed in several stages about 1500 years ago. About 90% of the surface of the basaltic shield volcano is formed of lava flows less than about 1100 years old; 70% of the volcano's surface is younger than 600 years. The long-term eruption from the East rift zone that began in 1983 has produced lava flows covering more than 100 sq km, destroying nearly 200 houses and adding new coastline to the island.

Kilauea Foto's:

Lava lake binnen van Kilauea vulkaan West Gap krater. De hele korst die betrekking hebben op het meer heeft net zijn verworpen, bloot de red hot gloeiende interieur. hawaii_e7837 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava lake binnen van Kilauea vulkaan West Gap krater. De hele korst die betrekking hebben op het meer heeft net zijn verworpen, bloot de red hot gloeiende interieur. hawa...
Verschillende uitbundig vulkanen gerangschikt in een rij op de top van de dijk, voeding lavastromen in Puka Nui samenvouwen pit op Pu'u ' O'o krater, Kilauea vulkaan. hawaii_e7579.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Verschillende uitbundig vulkanen gerangschikt in een rij op de top van de dijk, voeding lavastromen in Puka Nui samenvouwen pit op Pu'u ' O'o krater, Kilauea vulkaan. haw...
Breaking Golf over gloeiende lava. Kilauea vulkaan, Big Island, Hawai'i (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Breaking Golf over gloeiende lava. Kilauea vulkaan, Big Island, Hawai'i (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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