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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: Kilauea activity update for March 19, 2015

There have been no major changes at Kīlauea’s summit vent, which continues to host an active lava lake.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 19, 2015

The summit lava lake level fell from about 10 m (30 ft) during the week, and was about 45 meters (150 ft) below the rim of the Overlook crater as of Thursday, February 19, 2015.

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The north margin breakout from the Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow advancing about 1/2 mile mauka of Highway 130 in Pahoa. Photo Saturday, January 17, 2015. Courtesy of County of Hawaii.

Volcano update in Kona (Jan. 28)

MEDIA RELEASE On Wednesday, Jan. 28, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) geologist Frank Trusdell reports on the current status of Mauna Loa and Hualalai, and presents updates on Kilauea Volcano’s ongoing eruptions, including an in-depth account of the active lava flow near Pahoa. This Volcano Awareness Month talk begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Makaeo […]

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Lava diversion was successful during the 1983 eruption. Photograph of the Sapienza barrier by Jack Lockwood, U.S. Geological Survey, May 29, 1983.

Volcano Watch: What does it take to successfully divert a lava flow?

In discussions about lava diversion, Italy and Iceland are often touted as places where lava flows have been successfully diverted. But what did it take for those efforts to succeed?

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Environmental review for emergency access route

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is seeking public comment on the environmental review and decision regarding the construction and use of an emergency access route along the lava-covered section of Chain of Craters Kalapana Road. The environmental review for the emergency access route (22’ width) was completed in accordance with alternative NEPA arrangements developed […]

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Gabbard called up; will serve in Pahoa

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has been called up for activation by the Hawaii Army National Guard to support its assistance to Hawaii County’s response to the ongoing Kilauea lava flow. The congresswoman serves as a military police captain in the Hawaii Army National Guard. She will join more than 80 National Guard soldiers and […]

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DOE suspends classes for Keonepoko Elementary starting Wednesday (Oct 29), other Puna schools to follow

Mary Correa, complex superintendent for Ka‘u, Kea‘au, Pahoa, has announced that beginning Wednesday, October 29, there will be no school for students at Keonepoko Elementary School. This is to allow DOE faculty, staff, administrators, facilities’ teams enough time to complete administrative work in preparation of the new facility to receive students.

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Visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park walk along the closed section of Chain of Craters Road leading to the lava flow which cut-off access to Kaimu. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Governor signs supplemental emergency proclamation to rebuild Chain of Craters Road

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed a supplemental emergency proclamation to include the repair, restorations, rebuilding, or reestablishment of Chain of Craters Road, for use as an alternate emergency route should the June 27th lava flow cross Highway 130 near Pahoa and isolate communities in lower Puna from the rest of Hawaii County.

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A closer look at the lava lake at Kīlauea's summit. The lake was roughly 53 m (170 ft) below the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater the morning of September 17, 2014. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 18, 2014

The summit lava lake within Halemaʻumaʻu Crater produced nighttime glow that was visible via HVO’s webcam over the past week.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 11, 2014

The summit lava lake within Halemaʻumaʻu Crater produced nighttime glow that was visible via HVO’s webcam over the past week. The lava lake level ranged from 180‒215 ft below the rim of the Overlook crater.

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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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