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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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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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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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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for November 2, 2017

On the East Rift Zone, the 61g flow remained active, with lava reaching the Kamokuna delta and surface breakouts downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 19, 2017

On the East Rift Zone, the 61g flow remained active, with lava reaching the Kamokuna delta and surface breakouts downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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Time-lapse image of multiple lava cascades on the sea cliff on October 4 at 3:31 am (HST). Just a few of the many resulting surface flows can be seen on the delta both below the cliff and near the front, which is lit by lava and moonlight. Photo taken Friday, October 6, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 12, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated with summit inflation and deflation, ranging about 32–39 m (105–128 ft) below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 28, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated with summit inflation and deflation and ranged about 112–174 feet below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 3, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated in concert with summit inflation and deflation, ranging 31–48 m (102–157 ft) below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 27, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level was relatively stable, ranging 25–30 m (82–98 ft) below the vent rim, with fluctuations in concert with summit inflation and deflation.

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Old Kona Airport Park closed for clean-up August 9-10, 2017

The Department of Parks and Recreation will be closing the Old Airport Park in Kona from 7 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9 and Thursday, August 10, 2017, to facilitate community clean-up efforts.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 13, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake fluctuated in concert with summit inflation and deflation, with levels ranging 26–43 m (85–141 ft) below the vent rim.

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Photo taken Wednesday, June 28, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 29, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake fluctuated in concert with summit inflation and deflation, with levels ranging 28–52 m (92–171 ft) below the vent rim.

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On the evening of June 30, 2008, littoral explosions at Kīlauea Volcano’s Waikupanaha ocean entry created a fireworks-like display as incandescent fragments of lava flew through the air. When molten lava entered the sea, the water flashed to steam, triggering explosions that hurled spatter and other lava fragments up to heights of 50 m (164 ft). Spatter accumulating on the sea cliff above the ocean entry formed a littoral cone, aglow here from the fallout of still-hot fragments. USGS photo, D. Dow

Volcano Watch: Kīlauea eruptive events rival the excitement of July Fourth fireworks

This week’s Volcano Watch is a photo essay featuring notable images from Kīlauea Volcano’s two ongoing eruptions: Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and Halemaʻumaʻu.

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