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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 14, 2019

Deformation signals are consistent with refilling of Kīlauea Volcano’s deep East Rift Zone. Sulfur dioxide emission rates in the lower ERZ have been below detection limits since early September 2018.

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Volcano Watch: Why do some Hawaii earthquakes occur so far offshore?

Seismologists call these events “flexural earthquakes” to reflect their cause (bending of the Pacific Plate).

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 7, 2019

Kīlauea is not erupting. Rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week.

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Fissure 8 reactivates in late May and becomes the dominant vent in the LERZ eruption.

Volcano Watch: Geology of the past, how long will the eruption last?

How did scientists evaluate how long the Kilauea Eruption would last in 2018?

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 31, 2019

Kīlauea is not erupting. Rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week.

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Volcano Watch: Seven months of no lava at Puʻu ʻŌʻō heralds end of an era

One of the most frequent questions asked of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientists the last several months has been, “Is the Lower East Rift eruption over?”

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USGS Mavic Pro drone image of the fissure 8 lava channel looking toward the vent. Overflows can be seen as incandescent spots beyond the channel margins. Drone flights and resultant imagery help scientists better identify areas of channel overflows and active flow advancement. Incandescence (glowing) lava is easier to identify in the dark versus during daylight hours. Photo taken Monday, July 2, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Talk on using drones over the 2018 Kilauea Eruption Thursday (Jan 31)

On Thursday (Jan 31) Dr. Ryan Perroy, Director of UH-Hilo’s Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization Laboratory, presents drone imagery and video collected by his team during Kīlauea’s 2018 eruption and talks about lessons learned. His talk begins at 7 p.m. in the University Classroom Building (UCB), Room 100, on the main UH-Hilo campus, 200 W. […]

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TMT mentors Amir Sadjadpour, Hiroshi Terada, Magnolia Ycasas, 2014 Kamehameha Schools - Kapalama graduate Keoki Massad, 2016 Waiakea High School valedictorian Olivia Murray, 2017 Kihei Charter High School graduate Erica Sawczynec, John Miles, TMT mentor, and Warren Skidmore, TMT Scientist together at the TMT Project Office in Pasadena, California.

Akamai Summer Internship Program applications now available

The Akamai Workforce Initiative, a program that seeks to develop a skilled STEM workforce to meet the needs of Hawaii’s growing high tech industry, is now seeking applications for the Akamai Summer Internship Program.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 20, 2018

Kīlauea is not erupting. Rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week. Deformation signals are consistent with refilling of the middle ERZ.

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Volcano Watch: A Field Trip to the Mountain of Water

The field day begins with a summit weather check at first light. It is a reflective moment at 6:15 a.m. atop Kīlauea Volcano, and the….

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Thermal camera image at Mile Marker 14.5 on Pahoa-Kalapana Road (Route 130) Image courtesy HDOT

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 13, 2018

Thermal camera imagery of Route 130 show steam. Low rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week. Earthquakes continue to occur primarily at Kīlauea’s summit area and south flank.

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Kīlauea Volcano’s 2018 summit collapse, shown here on July 28 (left), and the lower East Rift Zone fissure 8 lava flow, shown here on July 2 (right), will be the focus of “Volcano Awareness Month” talks offered in January 2019. For details, please visit the “HVO News” corner on the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website homepage (https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vsc/file_mngr/file-200/Talks_2019%20VAM.pdf). USGS photos.

Volcano Watch: January is Volcano Awareness Month

January 2019 marks the 10th annual “Volcano Awareness Month” on the Island of Hawaiʻi.

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Volcano Watch: Ninety days with no lava – a milestone for Kīlauea’s 2018 eruption

One of the most frequently asked questions of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientists over the last several months has been, “Is the eruption over?”

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 6, 2018

Kīlauea is not erupting. Low rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week.

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