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Kilauea Eruption: Third explosive eruption at Halemaumau early Monday (May 21)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that an explosive eruption at Kilauea summit has occurred at 12:55 a.m. Monday (May 21).  The resulting ash plume may affect the surrounding areas.

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Late last night, the fissure 20 lava flow reached the ocean. Hot lava entering the ocean creates a dense white plume called "laze" (short for "lava haze"). Laze is formed as hot lava boils seawater to dryness. The process leads to a series of chemical reactions that result in the formation of a billowing white cloud composed of a mixture of condensed seawater steam, hydrochloric acid gas, and tiny shards of volcanic glass. This mixture has the stinging and corrosive properties of dilute battery acid, and should be avoided. Because laze can be blown downwind, its corrosive effects can extend far beyond the actual ocean entry area. Photo taken Sunday, May 20, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Lava flows enter the ocean, SO2 in air greatly increases Sunday (May 20)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory continues to monitor active lava flows. Flow front 3 has split into two flows and both are entering the ocean. HVO also reports that sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions have tripled.

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Kilauea Eruption: Lava flow crosses Highway 137, enters ocean Saturday (May 19)

Flow front #1 has crossed Highway 137 at the 13-mile marker and has entered the ocean. Laze is formed when hot lava hits the ocean sending hydrochloric acid and steam with fine glass particles into the air.

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Kilauea Eruption: Fast moving lava crosses Pohoiki Road Friday (May 18)

Fast moving lava has crossed Pohoiki Road near Malama Ki Place.  Police, Fire and National Guard are being sent in to stop all entry on both sides of Pohoiki and secure the area.

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More than 5,400 meals served by Salvation Army for eruption evacuees

More than 5,400 meals served since May 9; need grows for additional essential items at the distribution center, volunteers, and meal donations for two existing shelters and new third shelter Emergency Disaster Services [EDS] personnel and volunteers from The Salvation Army are supporting those affected by the Puna lava flow with meal coordination, hydration, and […]

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Pahoa Post Office reopens for business Friday (May 18)

The Pahoa Post Office will reopen for business today, Friday, May 18. Retail services will resume its usual hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Mail delivery will resume on all accessible routes.

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An EPA employee installs a S02 air monitoring meter in Hawaii. Photo Credit: James T. Ciszewski, Hawaii Department of Health

EPA installing air monitoring equipment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pacific Southwest Region has deployed emergency responders and air monitoring equipment as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s federal response to the Kilauea volcanic eruption on Hawaii Island.

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At about 07:00 a.m. HST, Fissure 17 as shown from the air. The HVO field crew reported that the spattering height and intensity at Fissure 17 seemed to have intensified slightly from yesterday, but the length of active spattering in the fissure is shorter. The overall vigor of Fissure 17 appears to have dropped over the past two days, accompanying a stalling of the Fissure 17 flow front. Photo taken Thursday, May 17, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Volcano Watch: Turn to the USGS and other trusted sources for Kīlauea eruption info

False rumors about the ongoing volcanic activity at the summit and lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano are causing unnecessary anxiety and confusion.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 17, 2018

Twenty earthquakes were reported felt in Hawaii during the past week. Some were aftershocks associated with the magnitude-6.9 earthquake on May 4, 2018.

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Panorama of Halemaʻumaʻu Overlook Vent Wide Angle from HVO Observation Tower at 5:44 a.m. HST Thursday, May 17, 2018. Photo taken Thursday, May 17, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Explosive eruption at Kilauea summit Thursday (May 17)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that an Explosive Eruption at Kilauea’s Summit has occurred at 4:17 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018. Residents are advised to take precautions due to the ash.

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Earthquake damage on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. National Park Service Photo.

Earthquake causes cracks on highway and buildings at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

A magnitude-3.5 earthquake located 0.1 miles beneath the summit of Kīlauea Volcano around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday caused noticeable structural damage in park buildings and on Highway 11.

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Kilauea caldera drops three feet, and quakes create cracks on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11)

The floor of Kilauea caldera has dropped approximately 3 feet (90 cm). This movement is stressing faults around the caldera of Kilauea, causing them to move and resulting in strong earthquakes of up to magnitude 4.4 thus far.

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Kilauea Eruption: Very little advancement of lower east rift flow Wednesday (May 16)

Lava flows from fissure 17 have advanced little over the past day. Field crew estimates are an advance of only 100 yards. The National Weather Service has cancelled the Ashfall Advisory as of 8:33 a.m.

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Gov. Ige forms Dual-Status Command to streamline military response to Kilauea eruption

Gov. David Y. Ige has announced the formation of a Dual-Status Command, Joint Task Force 50 (JTF) in response to the Kilauea lava flow on Hawai‘i Island. Gov. Ige’s formal request to appoint Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara was submitted on Tuesday, May 15 and approved by Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis earlier today.

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