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Kilauea Eruption: Second explosive eruption at Halemaumau late Friday night, four homes destroyed by lava

Active lava flows have caused brush fires to spread from the flow front toward Kamaili Road. Residents on Kamaili Road need to evacuate the area immediately.

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Kilauea Eruption: Fast moving lava crosses Pohoiki Road Friday (May 18)

Fast moving lava has crossed Pohoiki Road near Malama Ki Place.  Police, Fire and National Guard are being sent in to stop all entry on both sides of Pohoiki and secure the area.

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At about 07:00 a.m. HST, Fissure 17 as shown from the air. The HVO field crew reported that the spattering height and intensity at Fissure 17 seemed to have intensified slightly from yesterday, but the length of active spattering in the fissure is shorter. The overall vigor of Fissure 17 appears to have dropped over the past two days, accompanying a stalling of the Fissure 17 flow front. Photo taken Thursday, May 17, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Volcano Watch: Turn to the USGS and other trusted sources for Kīlauea eruption info

False rumors about the ongoing volcanic activity at the summit and lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano are causing unnecessary anxiety and confusion.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 17, 2018

Twenty earthquakes were reported felt in Hawaii during the past week. Some were aftershocks associated with the magnitude-6.9 earthquake on May 4, 2018.

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Panorama of Halemaʻumaʻu Overlook Vent Wide Angle from HVO Observation Tower at 5:44 a.m. HST Thursday, May 17, 2018. Photo taken Thursday, May 17, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Explosive eruption at Kilauea summit Thursday (May 17)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that an Explosive Eruption at Kilauea’s Summit has occurred at 4:17 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018. Residents are advised to take precautions due to the ash.

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Kilauea Eruption: Very little advancement of lower east rift flow Wednesday (May 16)

Lava flows from fissure 17 have advanced little over the past day. Field crew estimates are an advance of only 100 yards. The National Weather Service has cancelled the Ashfall Advisory as of 8:33 a.m.

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At about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (May 15) a large ash plume rose from Halemaumau's Overlook Vent as seen from the Volcano Country Club Golf Course. Photo by Timothy Bryan | Special to Hawaii 24/7

Kilauea Eruption: New fissure opens in Lanipuna Gardens, Halemaumau ash fallout headed towards Ka‘u

Rockfalls continue to send up ash plumes from Halemaumau’s Overlook Vent. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports eruption activity continues in lower Puna with fissure 20 opening early this morning.

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At 11:43 HST, Civil Air Patrol flight CAP20 reported plume tops at 9,500' with the dispersed plume up to 11,000'. The CAP mission was launched from Hilo in support of Hawai'i County Civil Defense and USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory response to the ongoing eruption. Ashfall from this plume has been reported falling on communities downwind. Photo courtesy of Civil Air Patrol

Aviation warning as Halemaumau ash cloud reaches over 10,000 feet

National Weather Service radar and pilot reports indicate the top of the ash cloud is as high as 10,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level, but this may be expected to vary depending on the vigor of activity and wind conditions.

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Kilauea Eruption: Narrow lava flow moving towards ocean, CONDITION RED air quality Monday (May 14)

A narrow lava flow from fissure 17 has been generated and is slowly moving toward the ocean, which is about two miles away. A new fissure in Lanipuna Gardens Subdivision has opened between fissure 15 and 16 at this time.

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Kilauea Eruption: New fissure 18 develops Sunday (May 13)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 17 off Halekamahina Loop Road is at least several hundred yards long and producing lava spatter. Lava is slowly moving away from the vent at this time.

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Kilauea Eruption: New fissures 16 & 17 erupt east of PGV Saturday (May 12)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports a new fissure, number 17, is opening up about 100 meters below fissure 16. At this time, steam and lava spatter activity has started from this new fissure.

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Kilauea Eruption: Volcanic activity pauses, hazardous fumes continue Friday (May 11)

Earthquake, ground deformation, and continuing high emission rates of Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) indicate additional outbreaks of lava are likely.

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Earthquakes with a magnitude of 2 or greater from May 4-11, 2018. Map courtesy IRIS/Google Maps/Google Earth

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 11, 2018

Fifty earthquakes were reported felt in Hawaii during the past week. Many were aftershocks associated with the magnitude-6.9 earthquake on May 4.

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Volcano Watch: It’s an extraordinary time on Kīlauea Volcano!

The breaking news of this past week is about Kīlauea Volcano’s summit eruption.

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