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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Lava flow map as of 11:00 a.m. HST, May 22. The flow field has not expanded significantly during the past day because most of erupted lava moved southward through the active lava channels and into the ocean. Note a new lava flow that was observed during this morning's overflight west of the active channels (see label). There was a single ocean entry this morning. Shaded purple areas indicate lava flows erupted in 1840, 1955, 1960, and 2014-2015. (HVO/USGS)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
22 May 2018 updated lava flow map and thermal image of the ongoing eruption of Kilauea in the East Rift Zone (HVO/USGS) [more]
Aerial view of erupting fissure 22 and lava channels flowing southward from the fissure during an early morning overflight on 21 May. ( Photo :  Volcano Helicopters)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
On the Big Island of Hawai’i, Kilauea’s activity proceeds without any signs of weakening. Eruption of lava and ground cracking continues in the area of Leilani Estates subdivision in the Lower East Rift zone. Monday 21 May lava was being erupted from multiple points along the northeast end of the active fissure system. HVO/USGS reported that whilst fissures 6, 17 and 19 only showed intermittent spattering, fissure 20 was erupting a short line of low lava fountains feeding a channelized lava flow that reached the coast. By the evening of 21 May there was only a single lava ocean entry left. Over the course of Tuesday 22 May, most eruptive activity in the Lower East Rift Zone shifted to the middle portion of the system of fissures. Lava fountains were being ejected from fissures 6 through to fissure 22 and some weak spattering occurred from fissures 5, 6, 17 and 19. A new area of fountaining started in the afternoon along the fissure line between Kaupili and Mohala Streets near Fissure 23. ... [more]
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 22 May 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Langila volcano on 21 May 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Lava flows from the Fissure 20 complex move downslope and enter the ocean. Lava can be seen in the middle of the channel. A laze plume hides the point of ocean entry. (HVO/USGS)
Monday, May 21, 2018
Throughout Sunday 20 May, Kilauea’s eruption continued at a moderate level along the northeast end of the active fissure system at the lower east rift zone. In the early afternoon, HVO reported that there was still active spattering from fissures 6 and 17. At the same time large lava flows continued to be erupted from fissure 20, two of which reached the ocean the previous night. A new development occurred early in the morning of 20 May when a large crack opened up underneath the east lava flow feeding the ocean entry, diverting the lava from the channel into underground voids. By flowing into the crack, lava in the easternmost channel has diminished and the flow into the ocean is less vigorous. A similar situation happened in 2011, when lava from the Kamoamoa fissure eruption near Pu'u 'O 'o poured into a crack in the ground, never to re-emerge at the surface. ... [more]
Monday, May 21, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
 

Volcanoes of Pacific Ocean (220 volcanoes)

Papua New Guinea (67 volcanoes):
Samoan and Wallis Islands (7 volcanoes): Ofu-Olosega | Savai'i | Ta'u | Tutuila | Upolu | Vailulu'u | Wallis Islands
Fiji (3 volcanoes): Koro | Nabukelevu | Taveuni
Central Pacific Ocean (6 volcanoes): Adams Seamount | MacDonald | Mehetia | Moua Pihaa | Rocard | Teahitia
Southern Pacific Ocean (3 volcanoes): Antipodes Island | Unnamed 53.9°S/140.3°W | Unnamed 55.97°S/143.17°W

Prominent volcanoes in the Pacific Ocean:

Hawai'i

Volcanoes of Hawai'i (here a photo from a lava lake of Kilauea volcano)
Kilauea volcano
Mauna Loa

Vanuatu

Volcanoes of Vanuatu (on the photo: a lava lake inside Benbow crater, Ambrym volcano)
Ambrym
Yasur
Lopevi

Tonga & Fiji

Home Reef (Tonga Islands)

Philippines

Mayon
Bulusan
Canalaon

Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Volcanoes of PNG (here erupting Tarvurvur volcano, Rabaul)
Tavurvur (Rabaul caldera)
Manam
Langila
Ulawun
Ritter Island
Bagana
Pago
 

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