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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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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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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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Kīlauea lava flow northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō a potential concern

The June 27th lava flow, named for the date it began erupting, continues to advance to the northeast of its vent on the flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō on Kīlauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 21, 2014

On the East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano, the June-27th flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō advanced toward the northeast and was 9.4 km (5.8 miles) from the vent on August 18.

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USGS volcano and eathquake monitoring restored after Tropical Storm Iselle

As of Wednesday afternoon, August 13, all power issues were resolved and the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory resumed monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 6, 2014

On the East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano, the June-27 flow from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō continued to advance toward the northeast and reached 7.0 km (4.3 miles) from the vent by mid-week.

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Kilauea’s current eruption is a natural laboratory for volcanologists

Volcano Watch: If it happened yesterday, it can happen tomorrow

We can be thankful that Kīlauea is in a quiet period now, but we shouldn’t have an ostrich mentality about the future.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 31, 2014

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

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Spatter landed on wooden fencing laying on the ground at the closed tourist overlook, igniting it in a few places. Photo taken on Wednesday (July 23). Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 24, 2014

A collapse at the Halemaumau Overlook Vent Wednesday (July 23) sent molten lava flying out of the vent and onto the abandonded visitor’s area burning the old wooden fencing.

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