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Near the leading edge of the lava on the surface, there was a swiftly moving stream of lava pouring into a deep ground crack Monday (Sept 1). Puʻu ʻŌʻō is at the top of the photograph. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: September 2, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

The June 27th lava flow remains active. During a Civil Defense flight this morning, the farthest part of the flow, which had been spreading in the forest over the past few days, was seen to be spilling into yet another ground crack about 12.6 km (~7.8 miles) from the vent and about 1.9 km (~1.2 […]

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This wide view taken Monday (Sept 1), looking west, shows the position of the June 27th flow front relative to the nearby Kaohe Homesteads subdivision. The front of the flow is moving through thick forest, and its position can be seen by the plumes of smoke above the center of the photograph. Near these active surface flows, there was also steaming from a ground crack, resulting from lava deep in the crack. The farthest point of this steaming was 1.7 km (1.1 miles) west of the boundary of the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: September 1, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

The front of the flow is moving through thick forest. Steam coming from a ground crack due to lava deep within is about 1.1 miles West of the boundary of the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision.

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The start of the Puna Pono Alliance Geothermal Health Impact meeting while it was civil. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Puna Pono Alliance geothermal health impact meeting (Aug 30)

Video from the Puna Pono Alliance geothermal health impact meeting Saturday (Aug 30) at Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science (HAAS School). Concerns and questions are raised about the release of Hydrogen Sulfide gas on the day night of Tropical Storm Iselle.

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This image is from a research camera positioned on Puʻu ʻŌʻō, looking North. Image taken at 6:09 a.m., Sunday, August 31, 2014. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: August 31, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

The June 27th lava flow remains active, with continued advancement of the flow front towards the northeast. The farthest portion of the June 27th flow is issuing from a ground crack and advancing through thick forest, creating small brush fires.

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Geothermal meeting ends with punches being thrown

The Puna Pono Alliance Geothermal Health Impact Meeting was winding down to a conclusion when an attendee started shouting and eventually threw punches at organizers.

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LavaTalk: August 30, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

Lava Flow Update by Hawaii County Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on August 30, 2014. Lava flow is advancing as it spills out of the crack.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 29, 2014

On the East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano, the June 27th flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō remained active. The farthest point on the steaming ground crack was 11.9 km (7.4 mi) from the vent.

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Another photo of a different 1,200-pair cable. Photo courtesy of HawaiianTel.

HawaiianTel restores service to all but 500 customers in Puna

Hawaiian Telcom restored service to more than 1,000 customers in the Puna District over the past two days, bringing the total number of customers out of service to about 500. Thousands of damaged wires needed to be spliced together.

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This figure compares the photo above with an equivalent view from a thermal camera on August 28, 2014. The plumes of smoke mark the farthest active lava on the surface (small, scattered lobes of pāhoehoe), which are also shown as small hotspots in the thermal image. The pad of lava that emerged from the ground crack earlier this week was inactive at the surface but still quite warm (high temperature patch in center of image). East of this pad of lava, steaming (just below the center of the photograph) has appeared over the past day, suggesting that lava is continuing to advance below the surface along a ground crack. Direct views into the crack were not possible due to thick vegetation, but close views of the steaming areas with the thermal camera reveal temperatures up to 190 C (370 F). These high temperature are further evidence of lava moving through the crack. Photos courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: June 27th lava flow activity continues, so stay informed!

In response to the USGS/HVO Aug. 22, 2014, news release that Kīlauea’s June 27th lava flow could become a concern for communities downhill of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō vent, the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency has quickly organized a series of informational meetings.

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Jim Kauahikaua, Scientist in Charge at Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and Darryl Oliveira, Director of Hawaii County Civil Defense brief the audience Thursday (Aug 28) at the Pahoa Community Center on the progression and preparations in regards to the lava flow. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

LavaTalk: August 28-29, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

Lava Flow Update by Hawaii County Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on August 28, 2014.

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A home in Hawaiian Paradise Park damaged from a fallen tree during Tropical Storm Iselle. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

FEMA denies request for disaster declaration for Tropical Storm Iselle damage

The State of Hawaii’s request for a major disaster declaration due to Tropical Storm Iselle was denied today by Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator W. Craig Fugate.

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Erica Nelson: 'The early universe could make these galaxies, but the modern universe can’t. It was this hotter, more turbulent place — these were boiling cauldrons forging stars.'

Astronomers get first glimpse of monster galaxy formation

Erica Nelson: ‘The early universe could make these galaxies, but the modern universe can’t. It was this hotter, more turbulent place — these were boiling cauldrons forging stars.’

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