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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 28, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. During the past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 31.5 and 39 m (103–128 ft) below the vent rim.

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Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira at a community meeting at Pahoa High School on September 18, 2014 regarding the June 27th Lava Flow threatening the community. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Volcano Watch: Right person at the right time for the right job—Mahalo nui loa, Darryl Oliveira!

This past week was Darryl Oliveira’s last as the Administrator of Hawai‘i County CD, a position he has held since early 2013. He retires effective May 1, 2016.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 21, 2016

Scattered lava flow activity remained within about 3.5 miles northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō and was not threatening nearby communities.

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A comparison of the 1946 Stearns and MacDonald map (left) and the 1996 BIMP map, digitized in 2005 (right), shows how the understanding of Hawai‘i Island’s geology advanced over half a century. The Geologic Map of the Island of Hawaii is available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2005/144/. Paper copies can be ordered from the USGS Publications Warehouse: https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/i2524A (geologic map and explanatory pamphlet) and https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/i2524B (sample map and explanatory pamphlet). Graphic from USGS General Interest Product 135.

Volcano Watch: Happy birthday to the Hawai‘i Island geologic map!

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Geologic Map of the Island of Hawaii, known affectionately to local volcanologists as the BIMP (Big Island Mapping Project).

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Volcano Watch: Gentle reminders for all Hawaii residents to prepare for damaging earthquakes

Early morning on March 28, 2016, a magnitude-3.6 (M3.6) earthquake struck beneath the isthmus connecting West and East Maui. Four days later a M4.2 earthquake, centered roughly 88 km (55 mi) east of Hana, Maui, was felt across the State. Three days later,

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One benefit of passing showers today at Kīlauea's summit was a double rainbow. Halemaʻumaʻu Crater is at the right side of the photo, and the gas plume from the active lava lake can be seen drifting towards the southwest. At the far right edge of the image, visitors take in the view at Jaggar Overlook. Photo taken Tuesday, April 12, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 14, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. During the past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 102–190 feet below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 7, 2016

During the past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 70–170 feet below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater as Kilauea continues to erupt at the summit.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for March 31, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. During the past week, the summit lava lake was relatively stable.

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Volcano Watch: HVO Welcomes a New Seismic Network Manager

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is excited to welcome geophysicist Brian Shiro to its team! Brian is HVO’s new Seismic Network Manager.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for March 24, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. During the past week, the summit lava lake was relatively stable.

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Volcano Watch: Puzzle of the Nīnole Hills solved

For a long time, geologists were perplexed about the formation of the Nīnole Hills and what they represented.

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The summit of Mauna Loa (left) rises above the vog layer on the leeward side of the Island of Hawai‘i in November 2012. The flank of Hualālai is visible at right. USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: Dual nature of vog results in air quality variety show

Vog forms as volcanic gases bubble out of Kīlauea’s active lava lake at Halema‘uma‘u and from the vents and lava flows in and around Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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