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Images from an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) overflight on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 2, 2018) showed that lava remained active within the fissure 8 cone. HVO geologists and UAS crews are on site and closely monitoring the lower East Rift Zone, including the fissure 8 activity, as of late this afternoon. Photo taken Sunday, September 2, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Lava spattering observed in Fissure 8

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reports that yesterday afternoon and early evening, spattering was observed in the fissure 8 cone. It is common for eruptions to go through periods of diminished output, or to pause completely, only to reactivate days, weeks, or even months later.

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A team including National Park Service Geomorphologist Eric Bilderback log earthquake damage and assess stability along Crater Rim Trail at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. NPS Photo/Jon Christensen

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park making progress with repairs to reopen on September 22, 2018

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is completing emergency repairs and making progress towards reopening parts of the park by 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, National Public Lands Day.

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SBA Kilauea Eruption disaster loans top $30M, registration deadlines coming up

Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. The SBA can also lend additional funds to help business and residents with the cost of making improvements that protect, prevent or minimize the […]

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Humane Society in Keaau Lava Request Hotline to reduce hours of operation

With the lull in lava activity, the Hawaii Island Humane Society is reducing the Lava Request Hotline (808-498-9475) hours to 8 a.m. to 12 noon from Monday through Friday. Should lava activity cease, the Lava Request Hotline will close down operations on Friday, September 14.

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Kilauea Disaster Recovery Center in Pahoa will be closed Labor Day weekend

The joint federal/state/county disaster recovery center assisting residents with the Kilauea eruption recovery will be closed for the Labor Day Weekend. The Disaster Recovery Center at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility, 15-3022 Kauhale Street in Pahoa will close for business at its normal time of 6 p.m. on Friday, August 31, and will re-open for business […]

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 30, 2018

At Kīlauea’s lower East Rift Zone, no incandescence was visible in the fissure 8 cone and no lava was entering the ocean as of August 30, 2018.

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Pahoa eruption info meeting rescheduled to Wednesday (Sept 5), was originally set for August 29

The next Pahoa Eruption Information Meeting, originally scheduled for Wednesday, August 29, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 5, at 5 p.m. at the Pahoa High School cafeteria. The postponement of the meeting comes as first responders are working on damage assessments in the wake of Hurricane Lane. For further information, please call Civil Defense […]

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 23, 2018

Activity on Kīlauea’s lower East Rift Zone and at the summit of the volcano remains greatly diminished as of August 23.

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Volcano Watch: Voggy skies from days gone by – Reviewing Kīlauea Volcano’s gas release

Vog watchers may have noticed significant changes in air quality on the island since early May 2018, when Kīlauea’s extraordinary lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) eruption began. Revisiting how much SO2 has been released from Kīlauea over the past decades helps us understand the island’s current vog situation.

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Kilauea Disaster Recovery Center to close on Thursday (Aug 23) due to Hurricane Lane

The joint federal/state/county disaster recovery center assisting residents with the Kilauea eruption recovery will be closed Thursday, August 23, due to the threat posed by Hurricane Lane.

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Lava continues to ooze into the ocean at scattered entries, mainly near Ahalanui (shown here), but also at Kapoho. Photo taken Friday, August 17, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Next Kilauea Eruption meeting in Pahoa to be held Wednesday (Aug 29)

A reminder that the next Pahoa eruption information meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the Pahoa High School cafeteria. There will be no meeting tonight (Aug 21). Also, future eruption meetings will be held bi-weekly.

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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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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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