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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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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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On March 8, 2015, Christina (Tina) Neal takes the helm of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory as its new Scientist-in-Charge. She succeeds Jim Kauahikaua, who served in the position for more than 10 years. USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: HVO welcomes its new Scientist-in-Charge: Christina Neal

March 8 is International Women’s Day. This year, it’s also the day that Christina (Tina) Neal succeeds Jim Kauahikaua as Scientist-in-Charge of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO). It’s a fitting coincidence that Tina, only the second woman to lead HVO in its 103-year-long history, takes the helm on the day that achievements of women […]

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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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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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Another view of the flow front in the northwest portion of Kaohe Homesteads. The leading portion of the flow front narrowed over the past two days and was roughly 150 m (500 ft) wide. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: HVO and Hawai‘i County Civil Defense jointly track the June 27th lava flow

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) and Hawai‘i County Civil Defense (HCCD) are working closely together to gather and share information about the June 27th lava flow through daily helicopter overflights.

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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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