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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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Visitors at Jaggar Museum overlook on Sunday evening enjoy the glow emanating from the lava lake deep within Halema‘uma‘u Crater. Temporary new operating hours for the park are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. ​Photo courtesy of NPS Volunteer Janice Wei

Modified hours for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park due to quake damage

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Monday announced that new operating hours for visitation will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until further notice. In addition, Kīlauea Visitor Center (KVC) has resumed normal operating hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Jaggar Museum has resumed normal operating hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The […]

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Kilauea Eruption: At least 35 structures destroyed by lava as of Monday (May 7)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory confirms the eruption in Leilani continues. Two new fissures have emerged south of Malama Street emitting lava and gas. A community meeting will be held tonight at Pāhoa High School Cafeteria at 5:30 p.m.

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Bank of Hawaii offering special programs for those affected by the earthquakes and eruption

Bank of Hawaii has initiated several financial assistance programs to help those affected by the earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on Hawaii Island. “During this emergency, the last thing Hawaii Island residents should have to worry about is a lack of funds for basic needs,” said Peter Ho, chairman, CEO, and president of Bank of Hawaii. […]

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Kilauea Eruption: Volcanic eruptions continue with toxic fumes in Leilani Estates Saturday (May 5)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory confirms no new outbreaks have emerged and the fissures continue to emit hazardous fumes in Leilani Subdivision at this time. It is confirmed that at this time, 5 homes have been destroyed.

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Governor Ige supports evacuated residents, first responders, Pāhoa businesses on Hawai‘i Island

Gov. David Ige traveled to Hawai‘i Island on Friday for briefings with Mayor Harry Kim and the Hawai‘i County Civil Defense, and to check on evacuated residents from the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions.

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Hawaiian Airlines offering travel waivers due to Kilauea Volcano eruption

Hawaiian Airlines is waiving reservation change fees for guests holding tickets for travel to and from Hilo (ITO) and Kona (KOA) through May 4 due to the Kīlauea Volcano eruption. Guests will be permitted a one-time reservation change with waiver of change fee provided that…

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 1984 eruption of Mauna Loa Volcano. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists at lava fountains. Helicopters provided access to remote areas of the eruption and were essential for safety. Photo by R.B. Moore, 1984. Photo courtesy of USGS

Volcano Watch: Is Mauna Loa due to erupt soon?

March 25 is the 30th anniversary of the most recent eruption of Mauna Loa. Mauna Loa has erupted 33 times since 1843, an average rate of 1 eruption every 5 years.

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Volcano Watch: Looking back at the Kamoamoa fissure eruption

March 5, 2013, marked the 2nd anniversary of the start of the Kamoamoa fissure eruption on Kilauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone.

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These vents on Mauna Loa’s northeast rift zone were the primary source of lava during the 1984 eruption. Note person in lower left for scale. Photo was taken on March 26, 1984. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa’s 1984 eruption taught us much about how lava flows work

This week’s focus is on the 1984 eruption of Mauna Loa. The eruption began at about 1:30 a.m., HST, on March 25, 1984, after only a few hours of precursory seismic activity.

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Volcano Watch: The pool is filled—so is it time to light the barbecue?

It seems that Kilauea has also been making plans about what to do as summer unofficially begins. This “planning” process has the staff of HVO watching with keen interest, especially during the last several months.

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Who would have thought that a little eruption in a small pit crater would be the seed from which a great oak of research grew at Kilauea?

Volcano Watch: A small eruption leads to world-class research

Who would have thought that a little eruption in a small pit crater would be the seed from which a great oak of research grew at Kilauea?

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Officials at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park reopened Chain of Craters Road at 4 p.m. today, after a 24-hour closure resulting from new eruptive activity at Kīlauea volcano’s Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater.

Chain of Craters Road reopens for spectacular evening views of Kilauea eruption

Officials at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park reopened Chain of Craters Road at 4 p.m. today, after a 24-hour closure resulting from new eruptive activity at Kīlauea volcano’s Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater.

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Kilauea eruption update for Monday, March 7

Kilauea eruption update for Monday, March 7

HVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice Volcano: Kilauea (CAVW #1302-01-) Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE Previous Aviation Color Code: RED Issued: Monday, March 7, 2011, 6:13 PM HST (20110308/0413Z) Source: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Location: N 19 deg 25 min W 155 deg 17 min Elevation: 4091 ft (1247 m) Area: HI Hawaii […]

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