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Volcano Watch: Kīlauea Volcano’s eruptions offer picturesque viewing opportunities

The new vent opened on the eastern flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and is now sending lava down the south flank of Kīlauea and across the coastal plain for the first time since 2013.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 21, 2016

GPS measurements show deformation of Mauna loa related to inflation of a magma reservoir beneath the summit and upper Southwest Rift Zone, with inflation occurring mainly in the southwestern part of the magma storage complex.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 14, 2016

On the East Rift Zone, the “61g” flow continued to advance to the southeast, and, as of July 12, 2016, the leading tip of the flow was about 940 m (0.6 mi) from the ocean.

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The hardened crust of this pāhoehoe lava is pushed upward as the flow advances, exposing the incandescent lava beneath. Photo taken Wednesday, July 6, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 7, 2016

As of mid-day on July 7, 2016, the flow was about 1.2 km (0.7 mi) from the ocean.

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As Kīlauea Volcano’s active pāhoehoe flow spreads across the coastal plain on July 6, the new lava appeared more shiny or silvery compared with the older lava beneath it. Molten “toes” of lava breaking out from the leading edges of the flow can be seen in the lower right quadrant of the photo. USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: Kīlauea Volcano’s Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō lava flow advances toward the ocean

Today, a new flow from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is moving to the southeast along the boundary of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and could eventually reach the ocean.

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A wide view looking northeast, of the lake in Halemaʻumaʻu Crater as seen late Monday. Jaggar Museum and HVO are beyond the left edge of the photograph. Spattering was active in the southeast portion of the lake. The lava lake dropped more than 15 m (49 feet) between the time the photo was taken and mid-day Thursday (June 30). USGS photo. Photo taken Monday, June 27, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Research of great gravity at Kīlauea reveals surprising insights

Measurements of gravity change have been conducted at Kīlauea since the 1970s, usually by surveying a network of points conducted every year or so.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 30, 2016

The eastern Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō breakout remained active, producing a lava flow (informally called the “61g flow”) that continued to advance to the southeast.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 24, 2016

The eastern breakout lava flow is 3.2 miles long, and the flow front was about 330 feet from the northern boundary of the abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision. Over the past week the flow front has advanced at a rate of roughly 330 feet per day.

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Volcano Watch: Re-thinking Kīlauea Volcano’s early known eruptive history

Ongoing studies have tackled the question of what may be missing from the late 18th to early to mid-19th-century historical record of Kilauea Volcano.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 16, 2016

During the past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 100–120 feet below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater. On the East Rift Zone, the June 27th lava flow is inactive.

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Volcano Watch: Kīlauea Volcano’s new lava flows: the latest chapter in the dynamic history of Puʻu ʻŌʻō

As of June 16, the 61g flow is moving steadily southeast along, and just outside of, the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park boundary.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 9, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. During the past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 88–118 feet below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater.

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