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Shield volcano 1277 m (4,190 ft)
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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 (incl. 1986, 1992, 1997, 2007, 2011 (3x)), 2018 (lower east rift zone in Leilani subdivision)
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Overwegend uitbundig sinds 1790, maar ~ 60% explosief de afgelopen ~ 2500 jaar.
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Volcano news & updates: Kilauea volcano (Big Island, Hawaii)

Kilauea volcano update: Lava lake remains active, new surface breakout lava flows

Wednesday Feb 15, 2017 11:16 AM | DOOR: T

Halema'uma'us summit lava lake yesterday (image: HVO)
Halema'uma'us summit lava lake yesterday (image: HVO)
The dual eruption of Kilauea volcano, both at the summit (maintaining an active lava lake in Halema'uma'u crater) and from the east rift zone (lava flows from Pu'u 'O'o) continues with no significant changes.
The lava lake at the summit continues to rise and fall along with inflation and deflation cycles. At the moment, it is relatively high and can be seen from the Jagger museum's lookout.
The so-called 61g lava flow from Pu'u 'O'o remains active and continues to enter the ocean at Kamokuna. Since the large collapse on 31 Dec last year, the cliffs remain highly unstable in that area. Another collapse occurred on 11 Feb. and affected a small piece of the sea cliff west of the active ocean entry.
In addition to the sea entry, two areas of active surface lava flows have emerged, possibly because part of the main lava tube collapsed or became obstructed. One is close to the vent (Puʻu ʻŌʻō), within about 2.4 km (1.5 mi) SE, the other one is in the coastal plain.
The latter field of lava breakouts is also easily accessible (for experienced hikers), providing spectacular views of active pahoehoe lava flows from close.
Vorig nieuws
The new lava breakout near Puu Oo on 22 Nov 2016 (image: USGS)
Monday, Nov 28, 2016
Essentially, the eruption continues unchanged. The lava lake in the summit caldera fluctuates in level and was 17 m (56 ft) below the floor of Halema'uma'u crater yesterday. It is expected to rise again now that a new inflation cycle has started. ... [meer...]
The lava sea entry at Kamokuna on 13 Nov 2016 evening (photo: Ingrid / VolcanoDiscovery)
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
The eruption continues both at the summit and on the eastern rift zone with no significant changes. ... [meer...]
Kilauea's summit lava lake seen yesterday; the black areas inside Halema'uma'u are the recent lava overflows in mid Oct  (image: HVO)
Saturday, Nov 05, 2016
No significant changes have occurred over the past weeks. Currently, the summit lava lake inside Halema'uma'u crater stands relatively high at 12 m below the floor of the main crater and is clearly visible from the Jagger museum viewpoint. ... [meer...]
Small overflow of Kilauea's summit lava lake on 15 Oct 2016 (image: HVO)
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
No significant changes have occurred at the volcano recently. The level of the summit lava lake rises and falls more or less along with the inflation-deflation cycles. On Saturday (15 Oct), the lava lake overflowed twice onto the Halema'uma'u crater floor before dropping again. ... [meer...]

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
Our recent expedition to Kilauea in mid Sep 2016 coincided with exceptionally high levels of volcanic activity as the period was dominated by inflation at the summit, bringing the lava lake into view from the lookout, and high effusion rates at the lava ocean entry of Kamokuna. Impressions from the activity can be found grouped in various galleries. [meer...]

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