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As Kīlauea Volcano’s active pāhoehoe flow spreads across the coastal plain on July 6, the new lava appeared more shiny or silvery compared with the older lava beneath it. Molten “toes” of lava breaking out from the leading edges of the flow can be seen in the lower right quadrant of the photo. USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: Kīlauea Volcano’s Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō lava flow advances toward the ocean

Today, a new flow from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is moving to the southeast along the boundary of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and could eventually reach the ocean.

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An HVO geologist collects a molten lava sample for chemical analysis, scooping up a bit with the rock hammer to then drop in the water bucket to quench it. Puʻu ʻŌʻō is visible in the distance. Photo taken Wednesday, December 30, 2015 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kīlauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone eruption turns 33!

January 3, 2016, marks the 33rd anniversary of the start of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō eruption.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 2, 2015

Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow continues to feed widespread breakouts northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. Active flows are slowly covering and widening the flow field.

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Pu'u 'O'o Crater's North Flank from the North Rim. April 28, 2015. Image courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: April 28, 2015 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

The recent rise of the lava lake within the Halema‘uma‘u Crater vent at the summit of Kīlauea has not resulted in any significant change or increased activity at Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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Volcano Watch: Lava from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is still active, but not an immediate threat

Lava erupting from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō since mid-March 2015 has spread slowly and irregularly across three areas. These active lava flows are not presently posing an immediate threat to any community in the Puna District of the Island of Hawai‘i.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 16, 2015

There have been no major changes at Kīlauea’s summit vent, which continues to host an active lava lake. Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow continues to feed three areas of breakouts northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 9, 2015

Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow continues to feed three areas of breakouts near Puʻu ʻŌʻō. The front of the breakout farthest downslope had advanced very little over the past week.

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In the time since our last overflight (March 24), a new collapse pit has formed in the western portion of Puʻu ʻŌʻō Crater. This circular pit can be seen in the lower left portion of the photograph, and measures about 27 m (roughly 90 ft) in diameter. Numerous hot cracks were observed in this general area during previous visits on foot. Photo taken Friday, April 3, 2015 courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: April 3, 2015 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

All breakout activity remain in the upslope portion of the June 27th flow field near the vent.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 2, 2015

Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow continues to feed three areas of breakouts near Puʻu ʻŌʻō. The breakout farthest downslope had reached to about just over 4 miles northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō by Wednesday, April 1, based on satellite imagery.

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Volcano Watch: Comparing Kalapana and June 27th flows provides perspective on lava advance

The Kīlauea flows of Kalapana and Pahoa are significantly different in most aspects that affect how far and how fast lava moves downslope.

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LavaTalk: March 27, 2015 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

All breakout activity remain in the upslope portion of the June 27th flow field near the vent. Daily reports from Civil Defense will be suspended as of Saturday (March 28) due to lack of downslope activity.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for March 26, 2015

The lava lake level at Kīlauea summit continues to fluctuate, with the level rising over the past week. Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow continues to feed three areas of breakouts near Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

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There are several incandescent and outgassing hornitos on the floor of Puʻu ʻŌʻō's crater, including the one shown here, which is at the northeast edge of the crater. Recent flows from the hornito appear black. Photo taken Tuesday, March 24, 2015 courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: March 26, 2015 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

Three areas of breakouts in the upslope portion of the June 27th flow field in Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone continue to be active about eight miles above Pahoa. Daily reports from Civil Defense will be suspended as of Saturday (March 28) due to lack of downslope activity.

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Breakouts are active in three general areas near Puʻu ʻŌʻō: at the northern base of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, north Kahaualeʻa, and about 6 km (4 mi) northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. The distal breakout and the breakout north of Kahaualeʻa are both burning forest. There is no eruptive activity downslope from the distal breakout (nothing active near Pāhoa). Photo taken Tuesday, March 24, 2015 courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: March 25, 2015 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

Three areas of breakouts in the upslope portion of the June 27th flow field in Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone continue to be active. There is no eruptive activity downslope near Pahoa.

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