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Halemaumau Crater lake reaches highest level since forming after an explosive eruption in March 2008

Lava lake continues tantalizing trend

Halemaumau Crater lake reaches highest level since forming after an explosive eruption in March 2008

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Nine sets of cracks opened across Chain of Craters and Escape Roads, with many more cutting through the dense forest

Volcano Watch: 1968 Hiiaka eruption was ground-breaking event

Nine sets of cracks opened across Chain of Craters and Escape Roads, with many more cutting through the dense forest

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On August 3, just after 2:00 p.m., HST, the floor of Pu‘u ‘Ō ‘ō collapsed and lava began erupting from new vents on the west flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō ‘ō cone, sending flows towards the north and south of the cone.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for week of Aug. 11, 2011

On August 3, just after 2:00 p.m., HST, the floor of Pu‘u ‘Ō ‘ō collapsed and lava began erupting from new vents on the west flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō ‘ō cone, sending flows towards the north and south of the cone.

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At 2 p.m. Wednesday, the floor of Puu Oo Crater collapsed, followed quickly by lava gushing from several vents on the west flank of Puu Oo Cone. As of Aug. 4, these flows have advanced no more than 4 km (2.5. mi) but are still active.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for week of Aug. 4

At 2 p.m. Wednesday, the floor of Puu Oo Crater collapsed, followed quickly by lava gushing from several vents on the west flank of Puu Oo Cone. As of Aug. 4, these flows have advanced no more than 4 km (2.5. mi) but are still active.

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Kilauea status report and update (June 10)

Kilauea status report and update (June 10)

KILAUEA VOLCANO (CAVW #1302-01-) 19°25’16” N 155°17’13” W, Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m) Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE Activity Summary for past 24 hours: Lava is only present within Puu Oo crater (middle east rift zone) and the vent inset within the east wall and floor of the summit’s […]

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Volcano Watch: Rise and fall of summit lava lakes

Volcano Watch: Rise and fall of summit lava lakes

(Volcano Watch is a weekly article written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) In May 1922, the scene at Halemaumau Crater in Kilauea Caldera was spectacular. The level of lava within the crater had been rising since November 1921. Six months later, upwelling lava and fountains from up to 20 different […]

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Kilauea’s summit eruption: Three years and counting

Kilauea’s summit eruption: Three years and counting

MEDIA RELEASE While the recent fanfare of lava fountains and flows on Kilauea’s east rift garnered worldwide attention, not to be overlooked is the volcano’s “other eruption.” March 19, 2011 marks the third anniversary of the ongoing eruption within Halemaumau Crater at the summit of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. In early March, […]

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Volcano Watch: Lava lake spectacularly disappears in 1923

Volcano Watch: Lava lake spectacularly disappears in 1923

(Volcano Watch is a weekly article written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) The lava lake deep within Kilauea’s currently active summit vent is known for being a bit capricious. It is not uncommon for the lava lake’s level to change up to about 30 m (100 ft) over periods of […]

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for week of Nov. 18

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for week of Nov. 18

(Activity updates are written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) Lava continues to enter the lava tube system and is carried downslope to the Puhi-o-Kalaikini lava delta, near Kalapana, where it enters the ocean and creates a steam plume. A vigorous breakout from the lava tube that began Saturday, Nov. 20 […]

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for week of Oct. 28

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for week of Oct. 28

(Activity updates are written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) Lava continues to enter the lava tube system and is carried downslope to the Puhi-o-Kalaikini lava delta, near Kalapana, where it enters the ocean and creates a steam plume. Two small and brief lava breakouts from the tube occurred near the […]

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Kilauea activity update for week of Oct. 21

Kilauea activity update for week of Oct. 21

(Activity updates are written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) Lava continues to enter the lava tube system and is carried downslope to the Puhi-o-Kalaikini lava delta, near Kalapana, where it enters the ocean and creates a large steam plume. Small and brief lava breakouts from the tube have recently been […]

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Kilauea activity update for week of Oct. 14

Kilauea activity update for week of Oct. 14

(Activity updates are written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) Lava continues to enter the lava tube system and is carried downslope to Puhi-o-Kalaikini lava delta, near Kalapana, where it enters the ocean and creates a large steam plume. Lava breakouts from the tube fed small surface flows that were active […]

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'Uncle George' established his own ritual by tossing in a bottle of gin — minus swigs taken during the hike

Volcano Watch: Kilauea’s 1934 eruption interrupted years of quiet

‘Uncle George’ established his own ritual by tossing in a bottle of gin — minus swigs taken during the hike

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for Sept. 23

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for Sept. 23

(Activity updates are written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) Surface flows from Kilauea’s east rift zone eruption were active near the end of Highway 130, just west of Kalapana, through the first half of the week. These flows stalled Wednesday, Sept, 29. Lava flows within the Puu Oo crater, however, […]

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