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USGS photo and video takes a close look into Fissure 8 Monday (Aug 20)

The activity deep within Fissure 8’s cone is an indication that the lower East Rift Zone eruption may be paused rather than pau (over).

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Impassable earthquake damaged Crater Rim Drive past Keanakakoi. NPS Photo

Talk-story sessions being held to discuss the future of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Most of the park, except the Kahuku Unit, has been closed due to increased volcanic and seismic activity since May 11. Saturday, August 18 marks the 100th day of the closure.

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Photo taken Wednesday, August 15, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Volcano still fairly quiet, Civil Defense discontinues daily updates

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that activity on the lower east rift zone of Kilauea Volcano has diminished and remained quiet for over a week. The only surface activity is a small, crusted lava pond inside the fissure 8 cone, and a few areas along the coast where lava is entering the ocean. Sulfur dioxide […]

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Thermal image of the Pahoa-Kalapana Road (Route 130) at mile-marker 14.5 where metal plates cover steaming cracks on the roadway. The temperatures are relative to ambient temperature in the area so you must look at the temperature readings and not just the colors/shades alone. Images captured August 10, 2018 courtesy of the County of Hawaii

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 16, 2018

Activity on Kīlauea’s lower East Rift Zone and at the summit of the volcano remained greatly diminished this past week.

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Volcano Watch: Submarine Kīlauea also impacted by recent events on the volcano

A group of scientists from Western Washington University, Rice University, and the University of Rhode Island deployed 12 ocean bottom seismometers on the submarine Kīlauea south flank in July.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 9, 2018

Lower East Rift Zone activity was limited to a small pond of lava deep within the fissure 8 cone and small streams of lava entering the ocean near Isaac Hale Beach Park and at Kapoho Bay.

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Volcano Watch: Is Kīlauea Volcano’s summit and rift zone activity pau or paused?

Since the morning of August 4, 2018, activity at Kīlauea Volcano’s summit and its lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) has diminished dramatically—and the slowdown continues.

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Hurricane Hector passing south of Hawaiian Islands, Tropical Storm warning discontinued

Swells generated by Hector will bring large and dangerous surf to portions of the main Hawaiian islands through tonight.

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Volcano Watch: How long will Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone eruption continue?

“How long will it last?” is one of the most challenging questions asked about a volcanic eruption, including Kīlauea Volcano’s current lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) eruption.

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During this morning's overflight, the ocean entry laze plume was being blown offshore, allowing this fairly clear view (looking northeast) of the Pohoiki boat ramp at Isaac Hale Beach Park. Incandescent (glowing red) spots of lava can be seen within the flow field beyond the boat ramp. HVO geologists also observed a few oozes of lava on or near the western flow margin, but all appeared weak as of 6:00 a.m. HST. Photo taken Thursday, August 2, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 2, 2018

On Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone, lava continued to erupt primarily from fissure 8, feeding a channelized flow to the main ocean entry near Ahalanui Beach Park.

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Unveiling of the mural: Harbors District Manager for Hawaii Island, Jeff Hood; Dustin Dawson, International Field Representative – Hawaii ILWU; Senator Lorraine Inouye; Deputy Director for Harbors, Darrell Young. “Legacy of solidarity” by Solomon Enos and Kai Kaulukukui

Mural commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Hilo Massacre unveiled at Hilo Harbor

The Hawaii Department of Transportation Harbors Division unveiled a mural today in the Hilo Harbor cruise passenger terminal commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Hilo Massacre; one of Hawaii’s earliest labor disputes.

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Visitors leap at a chance to explore Pu‘u o Lokuana cindercone in Kahuku. NPS Photo/Janice Wei

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park hikes, events and more for July 31-August 5, 2018

Everyone is invited to find their park and experience authentic Hawaiian cultural programs, guided hikes and more from Ka‘ū to Volcano to Hilo.

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When Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone first erupted on May 3, 2018, lava temperatures were about 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. As the eruption progressed, with fresher magma feeding the fissures, the erupted lava became progressively hotter, resulting in more fluid and far-reaching lava flows (May 21 shown here). Lava temperatures have now leveled out at 2070–2085 degrees Fahrenheit. These temperature measurements provide insight on what’s happening inside the volcano. USGS photo by C. Parcheta.

Volcano Watch: Geochemical detective work helps answer questions about Kīlauea’s ongoing eruption

“What’s happening inside the volcano?” is just one of many questions asked about Kīlauea’s ongoing lower East Rift Zone eruption. Looking at the geochemistry of erupted lava can help us answer these questions.

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This telephoto image shows dark fragments of molten and semi-solid lava being blasted upward and outward during a hydrovolcanic explosion at the Waikupanaha ocean entry west of Kalapana in April 2008. Similar explosions are occurring at Kīlauea Volcano's current lower East Rift Zone ocean entry. For more information, please see "Littoral hydrovolcanic explosions: a case study of lava–seawater interaction at Kilauea Volcano" (https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vsc/file_mngr/file-186/Mattox and Mangan_hydrovolcanic explosions.pdf). USGS photo by M. Patrick.

Volcano Watch: The mixture of lava and seawater creates an explosive hazard

Since May 3, 2018, Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone eruption has destroyed more than 700 structures, covered more than 32 sq km (12.4 sq mi) of land with black lava, and added about 700 acres of new land to the island. Yet, remarkably, injuries had been few.

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