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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: NASA practices for Mars exploration on Kīlauea Volcano

Unknown to thousands of visitors in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, a simulated Mars landing mission unfolded on Kīlauea Volcano for two weeks in September 2016.

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Volcano Watch: High-flying NASA aircraft instruments simulate future satellite images over Hawaiian volcanoes

If you’re on the Island of O‘ahu and notice an unusual airplane landing and taking off from the Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base, you might be seeing NASA’s ER-2 aircraft.

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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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Volcano Watch: Exploring USGS volcano observatories—Part 4: Yellowstone

Unlike the other four USGS volcano observatories—Hawaiian (HVO), Cascades (CVO), Alaska (AVO), and California (CalVO)—the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO) is a “virtual” observatory, meaning that there is no physical building.

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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: Exploring USGS volcano observatories— Part 3: California

Mount Shasta looms above Little Glass Mountain, a thick obsidian flow erupted from the Medicine Lake shield volcano about 1,000 years ago.

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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: Exploring USGS volcano observatories—Part 2: Alaska

Hawaii may be the most volcanically active state in the U.S., but in terms of sheer numbers of volcanoes, Alaska is the hands-down winner.

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Volcano Watch: How well do you know USGS volcano observatories? Part 1: Cascades

We start our exploration with the second oldest USGS observatory—the David A. Johnston Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) in Vancouver, Washington.

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