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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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Around 2:20 p.m., HST, on August 3, lava broke out from a vent (center) low on the west flank of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone. Lava erupting from the flank vent is entirely within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, and pose no hazard to residents.

New lava flow breaks out on the west flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō ‘ō

Around 2:20 p.m., HST, on August 3, lava broke out from a vent (center) low on the west flank of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone. Lava erupting from the flank vent is entirely within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, and pose no hazard to residents.

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March 2011 Kamoamoa fissure eruption was one of Pele’s surprises; similar to January 1997 Napau Crater episode

Volcano Watch: Petrologist explains Kilauea’s eruptive condition

March 2011 Kamoamoa fissure eruption was one of Pele’s surprises; similar to January 1997 Napau Crater episode

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The eruption on Kīlauea volcano's east rift zone continued throughout the day on the eastern and western ends of the 2.3 km long fissure located between Pu'u 'Ō'ō and Nāpau Crater, but late this afternoon, the eastern part of the fissure shut down.

The effusion rate remains high, with lava spatter reaching as high as 75 m. Lava erupted from the fissure is typically forming short, thick flows, but a channelized flow from the western end of the fissure reached about 800 m in length by late afternoon.

Kilauea eruption being named Kamoamoa Fissure Eruption

The eruption on Kīlauea volcano’s east rift zone continued throughout the day on the eastern and western ends of the 2.3 km long fissure located between Pu’u ‘Ō’ō and Nāpau Crater, but late this afternoon, the eastern part of the fissure shut down. The effusion rate remains high, with lava spatter reaching as high as […]

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Latest eruption has all eyes on Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Latest eruption has all eyes on Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

MEDIA RELEASE Kilauea volcano’s new eruption site, which suddenly cracked open Saturday, March 5 continues to spew lava through fissures on its east rift zone, following the dramatic collapse of Puu Oo crater’s floor. Fiery curtains of orange lava – some as high as 80 feet – have been captured on video and in photographs […]

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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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Lava pours into a  seemingly bottomless crack from the eruption between Pu‘u ‘O‘o and Napau Crater Sunday (March 6).

Latest video and photos of Kilauea fissure eruption Sunday (March 6)

Lava pours into a seemingly bottomless crack from the eruption between Pu‘u ‘O‘o and Napau Crater Sunday (March 6).

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A fissure that opened on Kilauea’s east rift zone after yesterday’s collapse of the Pu‘u ‘O‘o crater floor continues to erupt lava.

Fissure on Kilauea continues to erupt with lava spatter up to 80 feet high

A fissure that opened on Kilauea’s east rift zone after yesterday’s collapse of the Pu‘u ‘O‘o crater floor continues to erupt lava.

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In response to the current volcanic conditions, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park has closed the Chain of Craters Road and all east rift zone and coastal trails, along with the Kulanaokuaiki campground, until further notice.

Update: Kilauea volcano continues to erupt, two more lava fissures open

In response to the current volcanic conditions, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park has closed the Chain of Craters Road and all east rift zone and coastal trails, along with the Kulanaokuaiki campground, until further notice.

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New fissure opens up between Pu‘u ‘O‘o and Napau Crater

A new fissure erupted between Pu‘u ‘O‘o and Napau Crater Saturday (March 5) causing a swarm of earthquakes in the area. Lava spatter is reaching 15-20 meters into the air, above the trees.

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The floor of Pu‘u O‘o crater appears to have collapsed from the live webcam on the crater rim.

Floor of Pu‘u ‘O‘o Crater collapsing Saturday (March 5)

The floor of Pu‘u O‘o crater appears to have collapsed from the live webcam on the crater rim.

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