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Lava flow visitors need to be prepared for health and safety

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reports the active lava flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō in the East Rift Zone is entering the ocean at Kamokuna located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Additional surface flows are active near Puʻu ʻŌʻō and more recently moving beyond the National Park eastern boundary onto private property near the abandoned Royal […]

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A telephoto view of the east lake margin showed that the spattering was focused in small embayments created by promontories of cooled, congealed lava jutting from the vent wall. Photo taken Tuesday, February 14, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 16, 2017

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 20 and 38 m (66–125 ft) below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 9, 2017

The 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna and surface breakouts near Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 2, 2017

The 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna. The sea cliff adjacent to the Kamokuna ocean entry has become highly unstable and could collapse with no warning.

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Photo taken Wednesday, January 25, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 26, 2017

The 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna and surface breakouts near Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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Photo taken Sunday, January 15, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 19, 2017

This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 98–172 feet below the vent rim. The 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 12, 2017

This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 16.5 and 33.5 m (54–110 ft) below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 5, 2017

The 61g lava flow was still active and entering the ocean near Kamokuna. On December 31, nearly all the eastern Kamokuna lava delta collapsed into the ocean.

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New Year’s Eve delta collapse causes temporary closure at Kamokuna lava ocean entry

Within 15 minutes, the section of cliff where the visitors were standing crashed into the ocean.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 29, 2016

Mauna Loa is not erupting. During the past week, only a few small-magnitude earthquakes occurred beneath the volcano.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 22, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 13 and 33 m (43–108 ft) below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 15, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 9 and 31.5 m (30–103 ft) below the vent rim.

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