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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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Image of Pu'u 'O'o Crater North Flank from the North Rim. March 25, 2015. Image courtesy of USGS/HVO

HVO downgrades Kilauea volcano alert from warning to watch level

The Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow field near Pahoa has been declared inactive, surface flows remain within four miles of Pu‘u ‘O‘o vent. HVO scientists say it would be at least months before lava could get to within a mile of homes or infrastructure.

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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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‘A‘ā lava flows erupt from the Northeast Rift Zone of Mauna Loa on March 25, 1984—the first day of the volcano’s most recent eruption. USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa: Quiet for many years, but not to be forgotten

Over the past few months, Mauna Loa, Hawai‘i Island’s largest volcano, has shown subtle signs of stirring from its 31-year-long slumber (its most recent eruption began on March 25, 1984).

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Volcano Watch: Kīlauea Volcano’s summit eruption in Halema‘uma‘u Crater turns seven

While Kīlauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone eruption at Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō has been making headlines with the June 27th lava flow and its hazards, Kīlauea’s summit eruption within Halema‘uma‘u Crater has steadily continued.

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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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Volcano Watch: Volcano watching on the other side of the world

On the morning of February 4, 2015, Piton de la Fournaise started to erupt. Although more than 10,000 miles from Hawai‘i, this eruption was of unusual importance for scientists studying Kīlauea.

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Volcano Watch: Deformation specialist changes the shape of HVO for the better

In the 10 years since Mike Poland joined the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory staff, he has accomplished a tremendous amount of research, mentored a vast number of students and young researchers, forged close friendships and warm collegial relationships at HVO.

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Visitors to Wailoa River State Park walk along the shore as vog blankets Hilo in the background. Kona winds pushed the vog from Kilauea Eastward. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

New study looks at how people cope with vog, public input needed

A new study to examine how people who live downwind of Kīlauea Volcano cope with volcanic gas emissions, or vog, is currently underway.

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A seismograph readout by the US Geological Survey of the 4.3 magnitude event on Kilauea.

Five aftershocks followed magnitude 4.3 earthquake Monday (Feb 9)

As of 10 a.m., HST, Monday morning, February 9, five aftershocks of the magnitude-4.3 earthquake have been recorded. The strongest of these aftershocks has been magnitude-1.

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Magnitude 4.2 quake offshore West Hawaii Friday (Dec 12)

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.2 earthquake located off the west coast of the Island of Hawaiʻi on Friday, December 12, at 8:42 p.m., HST. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center determined that no damaging tsunami was generated.

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