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Tropical Storm Madeline expected to become a hurricane Sunday

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts. Madeline is expected to become a hurricane by Sunday night.

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President Obama expands the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Friday (Aug 26), President Obama expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii to encompass more than half a million square miles — making it the world’s largest marine protected area.

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Sketch map of Halemaumau, July 1909, J.M. Lydgate;
showing Old Faithful, areas of activity, sulphur fumes, caves, Fallen-in
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Volcano Watch: Kīlauea Volcano’s “Old Faithful”—a thing of the past

The Island of Hawai‘i once had its own “Old Faithful,” composed of lava rather than boiling water, located in Halema‘uma‘u Crater at the summit of Kīlauea.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 25, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. During the past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 20 m and 40 m (66–131 ft) below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater.

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Gov. Ige urges President Obama to expand Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

“I am writing to convey my support for the expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument as proposed by Senator Schatz in his June 16, 2016 letter.”

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Zooming in on the lava lake, a closer camera view of the spattering lake surface late this afternoon. Photo taken Tuesday, August 23, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Halemaumau lava lake rises to highest levels since May 2015

The lava lake surface level has risen and is approximately 20 m (66 ft) below the crater rim. This is among the highest measured levels of the lake since May 2015.

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Hālau Hula Ulumamo o Hilo Paliku perform at a previous Hawaiian Cultural Festival in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. NPS Photo/Jay Robinson

Free weekend of Hawaiian music, culture and science at HVNP (Aug 26-27)

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service with a Fee-Free Weekend of Hawaiian Music, Culture & Science. A Hawaiian Concert Series, Cultural Festival and BioBlitz are Friday & Saturday, August 26-27, 2016.

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Flash Flood Watch for Hawaii Island Tuesday (Aug 23)

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch until midnight Tuesday (Aug 23). Hilo breaks a rainfall record for August 22nd.

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Kilauea 61g lava flow ocean entry widens

The flow is entering the sea at several places near Kamokuna, building an increasingly large lava delta at the base of the sea cliff.

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People who venture too close to Kīlauea's Kamokuna ocean entry—by land or by sea—are at risk from multiple hazards associated with lava flowing into the sea. The white plume formed by the interaction of lava and seawater is a corrosive mixture of super-heated steam, hydrochloric acid, and tiny particles of volcanic glass, all of which should be avoided. Lava deltas (new land formed at the ocean entry) can collapse without warning. Should the lava delta shown here collapse, fragments of molten lava and blocks of hot rock would be thrown both inland and seaward, potentially impacting people on the cliff above the ocean entry and in the boat in front of the delta. Photo taken Tusday, August 16, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 18, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. On the East Rift Zone, the “61g” flow continued to advance across the coastal plain and enter the ocean.

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Volcano Watch: August 6 explosive event at Kīlauea Volcano’s summit just one among many

The explosive event at Halemaʻumaʻu Crater’s lava lake on August 6, 2016, was the latest in a series that began in 2008.

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On Friday evening, breakouts from the east side of lava flow "61g" provided good viewing for visitors who walked in from the Kalapana viewing area. Photo taken Friday, August 12, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Kilauea 61g lava flow continues spilling into the ocean

The 61G lava flow, extending southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō on Kīlauea’s south flank, continued to be active and to enter the sea at multiple places near Kamokuna.

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