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Spatter landed on wooden fencing laying on the ground at the closed tourist overlook, igniting it in a few places. Photo taken on Wednesday (July 23). Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 24, 2014

A collapse at the Halemaumau Overlook Vent Wednesday (July 23) sent molten lava flying out of the vent and onto the abandonded visitor’s area burning the old wooden fencing.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 17, 2014

On Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone, the lava pond constructed over the June 27 breakout point has been abandoned, and, instead, tube-fed lava flows have begun to advance toward the northeast.

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A look at the lava shield formed from lava erupting from the June 27 vent with a thermal image camera June 30, 2014. The shield consists of a broad, and relatively flat, top with multiple narrow streams of lava flowing down the sides. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 10, 2014

On Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone, the June 27 breakout continues to build a low shield, topped by a lava pond on the northeast flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 26, 2014

A lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u produced nighttime glow that was visible via HVO’s Webcam during the past week.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 19, 2014

A lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u produced nighttime glow that was visible via HVO’s Webcam during the past week. The lava lake level rose slightly, reaching about 118 ft below the rim.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 5, 2014

A lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u produced nighttime glow that was visible via HVO’s Webcam during the past week.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 29, 2014

On Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone, the Kahauale‘a 2 flow remains active but has diminished greatly in vigor over the past two weeks.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 1, 2014

On Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone, the active front of the Kahauale‘a 2 flow was 8.3 km (5.2 miles) northeast of its vent on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō when mapped on Monday, April 28.

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In Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater, a small lava pond (about 5 meters, or yards, wide) continued to be active and was still "gas pistoning" today. Gas pistoning is a cyclic rise and fall of the lava pond surface due to gas buildup and release. During the fall phase, intense spattering disrupts the lava pond surface and releases the accumulated gas. Each cycle lasted about five to ten minutes. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 24, 2014

On Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone, the active front of the Kahauale‘a 2 flow was 7.5 km (4.7 miles) northeast of its vent on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō when mapped on Friday, April 18. Webcam images indicate that small, lava-sparked forest fires continue to burn.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 17, 2014

On Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone, the Kahauale‘a 2 flow continued to be active northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. On Wednesday (April 9) the active flow front was 5.2 miles Northeast of the vent on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 10, 2014

A lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u produced nighttime glow that was visible via HVO’s Webcam during the past week.

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A closer view of the lava pond in the northeast portion of Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater Monday (April 7, 2014). The lava pond has partially closed over the past several weeks, and today was about 5 meters (yards) in diameter - about half of the diameter from two weeks ago. The pond was spattering, with small bits of airborne spatter visible in this photograph. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Latest volcano and Kahaualeʻa 2 lava flow update, Tuesday (April 8)

The eruption of Kīlauea continues at two vents. One at the summit of Kīlauea within Halema‘uma‘u Crater and the other on the east rift zone, 10 miles east of the summit.

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