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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 10, 2017

On the East Rift Zone, the 61g flow remained active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna and surface breakouts downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 3, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated in concert with summit inflation and deflation, ranging 31–48 m (102–157 ft) below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: What was happening at Kīlauea Volcano ten years ago?

Kīlauea has now passed the one-year anniversary of the episode 61g lava flow reaching the Pacific Ocean. But what was this busy volcano up to a decade ago?

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 27, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level was relatively stable, ranging 25–30 m (82–98 ft) below the vent rim, with fluctuations in concert with summit inflation and deflation.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 20, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake fluctuated in concert with summit inflation and deflation, with levels ranging 82–148 feet (25–45 m) below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 13, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake fluctuated in concert with summit inflation and deflation, with levels ranging 26–43 m (85–141 ft) below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 6, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake fluctuated in concert with summit inflation and deflation, with levels ranging 21–41 m (69–135 ft) below the vent rim.

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Photo taken Wednesday, June 28, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 29, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake fluctuated in concert with summit inflation and deflation, with levels ranging 28–52 m (92–171 ft) below the vent rim.

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On the evening of June 30, 2008, littoral explosions at Kīlauea Volcano’s Waikupanaha ocean entry created a fireworks-like display as incandescent fragments of lava flew through the air. When molten lava entered the sea, the water flashed to steam, triggering explosions that hurled spatter and other lava fragments up to heights of 50 m (164 ft). Spatter accumulating on the sea cliff above the ocean entry formed a littoral cone, aglow here from the fallout of still-hot fragments. USGS photo, D. Dow

Volcano Watch: Kīlauea eruptive events rival the excitement of July Fourth fireworks

This week’s Volcano Watch is a photo essay featuring notable images from Kīlauea Volcano’s two ongoing eruptions: Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and Halemaʻumaʻu.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 22, 2017

On the East Rift Zone, the 61g flow remained active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 15, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake fluctuated in concert with summit inflation and deflation, with levels ranging around 13–38.5 m (43–126 ft) below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: Latest upgrade of seismic stations at Kīlauea summit completed

Field engineers at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recently completed a multi-year effort to upgrade a subset of seismic stations at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano.

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