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Volcano Watch: Progress can be slow but adds up

Hawaiian volcanoes seem to remain active for several hundred thousand, perhaps a million, years. Mauna Loa is well into its life span and will, eventually, be replaced by Lōʻihi, now a large and growing seamount south of the island.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 14, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level generally rose in concert with summit inflation, ranging from about 50 to 30 m (98–162 ft) below the vent rim.

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A fire burned a third floor unit at 270 Ululani Street in Hilo Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Fire in Hilo burns third floor apartment, displaces residents

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 3 p.m. alarm Tuesday (Dec 12) to 270 Ululani Street in Hilo for an apartment fire. Crews arrived to find a third floor apartment with its bedroom engulfed in flames. The fire sent flames into the attic of the three-story apartment building over the neighboring unit.

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(B-2889-11.P.S.A.C.) (4.18.26.) (20-2000) Eruption of Mauna Loa lava advancing upon Hoopuloa Landing. Height of lava flow 50 ft. – Width 1500 ft.  [Stamp on back] -  Picher 2124 Matt-Smith Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 CB 3889

Volcano Watch: January is Volcano Awareness Month on the Island of Hawaiʻi

Volcano Awareness Month was established by mayoral proclamation, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientists will offer a series of programs in January to help keep residents and visitors informed about Hawaiian volcanoes.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 7, 2017

On the East Rift Zone, the 61g lava flow remained active downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, with scattered breakouts on the pali and coastal plain, but no ocean entry.

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MANA is a flowy, calligraphy-style mural that honors Hawai‘i Island’s terrestrial and spiritual elements of earth, fire, and water. Photo courtesy of Emad Rashidi

Temple Children paints downtown Hilo’s largest mural

Downtown Hilo’s largest public mural, located on the corner of Haili and Keawe Streets, was recently completed by Temple Children.

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Operation Christmas Child

Project Operation Christmas Child collects 10,827 gift boxes

`Tis the season and Operation Christmas Child is in full swing at the Hawaiʻi Police Department. Total shoeboxes collected for East Hawaiʻi this year is 6,103 and for the Big Island a total of 10,827.

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Volcano Watch: Did aerial bombing stop the 1935 Mauna Loa lava flow?

A widely-held belief is that Thomas Jaggar, founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, was able to stop a Mauna Loa lava flow in 1935. But is it true?

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for November 30, 2017

n the East Rift Zone, the 61g lava flow remained active downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, with scattered breakouts on the pali and coastal plain.

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Winter weather and other advisories for Hawaii Island

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Hawaii Island summits until 6 a.m. Wednesday (Nov 29).

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Volcano Watch: What do we call new land at Kīlauea Volcano’s ocean entries?

“Lava delta” is now the accepted geologic characterization. But, because the word “bench” was used for so long, it can be hard to transition to a different name. As we all know, bad habits are hard to break.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for November 23, 2017

On the East Rift Zone, the 61g lava flow remained active downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, with scattered breakouts on the coastal plain.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for November 16, 2017

On the East Rift Zone, the 61g lava flow remained active downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, with scattered breakouts on the coastal plain.

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Volcano Watch: Drive along Saddle Road reveals outstanding volcanic geology

The Daniel K. Inouye Highway, separates Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa This Saddle area showcases outstanding volcanic geology and is easy to reach for “roadside geologists.”

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