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LavaTalk: Explosion of lava at Kilauea summit due to rockfall Monday (Nov 28)

At 11:59 a.m., a rockfall from the south wall of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater triggered a small explosive event in the summit lava lake.

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LavaTalk: Kilauea Volcano status update for Sunday (Nov 27)

The Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō breakout that originated in the uppermost part of the 61g flow field near Puʻu Halulu continues and satellite images show its front at roughly 1km from where it first issued lava.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 20, 2016

This past week, the summit lava lake level rose and fell in concert with summit inflation and deflation, varying 16–56 feet below the vent rim and briefly overflowing on October 15, 2016.

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LavaTalk: Kilauea Volcano Status for Sunday (Oct 9)

The 61g lava flow, extending southeast from Puʻu ʻŌʻō on Kīlauea’s south flank continues to supply lava to the ocean at Kamokuna.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 6, 2016

This past week, the summit lava lake level dropped in concert with summit deflation, from about 10 m (33 ft) to as low as 47 m (154 ft) below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater.

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Photo taken Friday, September 30, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: Kilauea Volcano status for Sunday (Oct 2)

The 61G lava flow continues to flow into the sea. Halemaumau’s lava lake, as of Saturday evening,was 13 m (43 ft) below the rim of the Overlook Vent.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 22, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. The summit lava lake level varied between 33–92 feet below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater. The 61g lava flow continued to enter the ocean near Kamokuna.

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On September 10, 2016, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake rose to within 5 m (16 ft) of the vent rim (shown above). This is the highest level the lake has reached since it overflowed the vent in April-May 2015, when lava flowed onto the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater, forming the dark-colored rock visible on either side of the vent. Charred and broken fencing (upper left) is all that remains of a former visitor overlook, closed to the public since 2008 due to explosions, volcanic gas emissions, and other hazards associated with the lava lake. USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: The rise and fall of Kīlauea’s summit lava lake – what’s happening and what does it mean?

When Halemaumau’s lava lake level is high, vigorous spattering on the lake surface creates a dazzling display, especially after dark, when the incandescent lava lights up the night sky.

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LavaTalk: Kilauea Volcano status for Sunday (Sept 18)

The 61g lava flow, extending southeast from Puʻu ʻŌʻō on Kīlauea’s south flank, continues to supply lava to the ocean near Kamokuna.

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The lava lake at the summit of Kīlauea remained at a high level today, about 18 m (60 ft) from the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater at the time of this photo. Photo taken Monday, September 12, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 15, 2016

During the past week the summit lava lake level generally varied between about 36–69 feet below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater, but reached 16-20 feet below the rim on Saturday, Sept. 10.

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LavaTalk: Kilauea Volcano status for Monday (Sept 12)

Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and from its East Rift Zone. Summit tiltmeters recorded the onset of inflationary tilt at midnight, and inflation continues this morning.

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Photo taken Thursday, September 1, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Kilauea’s 61g lava flow continues to carry lava to the ocean

The 61g lava flow, extending southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō on Kīlauea’s south flank, continues to carry lava to the ocean near Kamokuna.

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