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Volcano Watch: Lava from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is still active, but not an immediate threat

Lava erupting from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō since mid-March 2015 has spread slowly and irregularly across three areas. These active lava flows are not presently posing an immediate threat to any community in the Puna District of the Island of Hawai‘i.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 16, 2015

There have been no major changes at Kīlauea’s summit vent, which continues to host an active lava lake. Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow continues to feed three areas of breakouts northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

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Wreckage of a clubhouse on Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo, Hawai‘i, caused by a tsunami generated by the April 1, 1946, earthquake in the Aleutian Islands. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Volcano Watch: April is Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawaii

April 1, 2015, marked the 69th anniversary of the 1946 tsunami that devastated the Island of Hawai‘i, causing widespread damage and taking 159 lives.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 9, 2015

Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow continues to feed three areas of breakouts near Puʻu ʻŌʻō. The front of the breakout farthest downslope had advanced very little over the past week.

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In the time since our last overflight (March 24), a new collapse pit has formed in the western portion of Puʻu ʻŌʻō Crater. This circular pit can be seen in the lower left portion of the photograph, and measures about 27 m (roughly 90 ft) in diameter. Numerous hot cracks were observed in this general area during previous visits on foot. Photo taken Friday, April 3, 2015 courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: April 3, 2015 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

All breakout activity remain in the upslope portion of the June 27th flow field near the vent.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 2, 2015

Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow continues to feed three areas of breakouts near Puʻu ʻŌʻō. The breakout farthest downslope had reached to about just over 4 miles northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō by Wednesday, April 1, based on satellite imagery.

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Volcano Watch: Comparing Kalapana and June 27th flows provides perspective on lava advance

The Kīlauea flows of Kalapana and Pahoa are significantly different in most aspects that affect how far and how fast lava moves downslope.

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POSTPONED: Lava flow community update meeting Thursday (April 2) in Pahoa

The lava flow meeting will be postponed pending the final outcome of the public assistance program application discussion and review with FEMA.

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LavaTalk: March 27, 2015 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

All breakout activity remain in the upslope portion of the June 27th flow field near the vent. Daily reports from Civil Defense will be suspended as of Saturday (March 28) due to lack of downslope activity.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for March 26, 2015

The lava lake level at Kīlauea summit continues to fluctuate, with the level rising over the past week. Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow continues to feed three areas of breakouts near Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

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Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa lava flow blazed a trail for the Saddle Road

A look back at the 1880-1881 Mauna Loa lava flow and the threat that it posed to Hilo.

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There are several incandescent and outgassing hornitos on the floor of Puʻu ʻŌʻō's crater, including the one shown here, which is at the northeast edge of the crater. Recent flows from the hornito appear black. Photo taken Tuesday, March 24, 2015 courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: March 26, 2015 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

Three areas of breakouts in the upslope portion of the June 27th flow field in Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone continue to be active about eight miles above Pahoa. Daily reports from Civil Defense will be suspended as of Saturday (March 28) due to lack of downslope activity.

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