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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 17, 2014

On Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone, the Kahauale‘a 2 flow continued to be active northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. On Wednesday (April 9) the active flow front was 5.2 miles Northeast of the vent on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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The total lunar eclipse from Mountain View, Hawaii

Strong trade winds pushed cloud cover aside so that many residents on the Big Island had a chance to view the total lunar eclipse Monday (April 14).

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Wish you were here? The week in Hilo, Hawaii (April 6-13, 2014)

A time-lapse movie overlooking Hilo towards Mauna Kea in Hawaii. April 6-13, 2014. Images courtesy of UH-Hilo.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 10, 2014

A lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u produced nighttime glow that was visible via HVO’s Webcam during the past week.

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A closer view of the lava pond in the northeast portion of Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater Monday (April 7, 2014). The lava pond has partially closed over the past several weeks, and today was about 5 meters (yards) in diameter - about half of the diameter from two weeks ago. The pond was spattering, with small bits of airborne spatter visible in this photograph. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Latest volcano and Kahaualeʻa 2 lava flow update, Tuesday (April 8)

The eruption of Kīlauea continues at two vents. One at the summit of Kīlauea within Halema‘uma‘u Crater and the other on the east rift zone, 10 miles east of the summit.

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Halemaumau Crater Thursday, April 3, 2014. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 3, 2014

A lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u produced nighttime glow that was visible via HVO’s Webcam during the past week. As of Thursday, April 3, the lava level for the week had been relatively steady.

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Scanning Electron Microscope images, collected at UH Hilo, showing a fragment of lava collected from the Puʻu ʻŌʻō lava pond in November 2013. The bar scale at the right is 300 microns (0.012 in). The mostly uniform light gray is basalt glass and darker gray crystals are olivine (left) and pyroxene (right). Both crystals contain melt inclusions comprised of light gray glass. The polished, 1-inch-round acrylic disk (upper-right) contains fragments of Puʻu ʻŌʻō lava (top row ) and Pele’s tears and hairs from Halema`uma`u (bottom rows) ready for analysis.

Volcano Watch: UHH is part of the HVO team monitoring Kīlauea eruptions

Under the direction of Dr. Cheryl Gansecki, students and staff at UHH have been trained in HVO’s protocol for the processing and preparation of lava samples.

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Winter weather, flood and marine warning and advisories for the Big Island

The Winter Weather Advisory for Big Island summits is in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday. High Surf Advisory for East facing shores. Time-lapse movie of Mauna Kea snow.

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Lavaman Waikoloa 2014 Results

Results and photos from the Lavaman Waikoloa 2014 triathlon Sunday (March 30)

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Wish you were here? The week in Hilo, March 22-29, 2014

Time-lapse movie of Hilo, Hawaii from the Hilo Lagoon Center over looking Hilo town towards Mauna Kea.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for March 27, 2014

A lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u produced nighttime glow that was visible via HVO’s Webcam during the past week. The lava level fluctuated between 148 and 167 ft below the rim of the Overlook crater.

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The week in Hilo, Hawaii time-lapse movie. March 16-22, 2014

The week in Hilo, Hawaii via a time-lapse movie overlooking Hilo towards Mauna Kea. Images courtesy of UH-Hilo.

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