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Volcano Watch: Seismic array deployed to better understand magma transport during Kīlauea’s eruption

In June, the University of Utah, in conjunction with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory installed a dense array of seismometers on the summit and lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 13, 2018

Since the beginning of September, small lava flows have been observed within the fissure 8 cone, but none have extended outside the walls of the cone.

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Volcano Watch: Scientists share lessons from Kīlauea at “Cities on Volcanoes” conference

The international volcanology community came together in one of the world’s greatest cities threatened by volcanic activity—Naples, Italy—to share lessons learned and to work together.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 6, 2018

At Kīlauea’s lower East Rift Zone, lava intermittently erupted within the fissure 8 cone, but no lava flowed beyond the spillway. Residents in the lower Puna and Kīlauea summit areas should stay informed and heed Hawaii County Civil Defense alerts.

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Weak lava activity starting to fill the floor of Fissure 8 Monday (Sept 3)

On the Kilauea volcano’s lower East Rift Zone, the crew on this morning’s overflight confirmed that weakly active lava continues to fill the deep crater in the fissure 8 cone with no lava extending outside

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 30, 2018

At Kīlauea’s lower East Rift Zone, no incandescence was visible in the fissure 8 cone and no lava was entering the ocean as of August 30, 2018.

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Volcano Watch: Scientific community lends a hand to measure Kīlauea’s changing shape

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) has an extensive network of instruments that helps us monitor how the ground deforms due to magma moving underground.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 23, 2018

Activity on Kīlauea’s lower East Rift Zone and at the summit of the volcano remains greatly diminished as of August 23.

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Volcano Watch: Voggy skies from days gone by – Reviewing Kīlauea Volcano’s gas release

Vog watchers may have noticed significant changes in air quality on the island since early May 2018, when Kīlauea’s extraordinary lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) eruption began. Revisiting how much SO2 has been released from Kīlauea over the past decades helps us understand the island’s current vog situation.

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USGS photo and video takes a close look into Fissure 8 Monday (Aug 20)

The activity deep within Fissure 8’s cone is an indication that the lower East Rift Zone eruption may be paused rather than pau (over).

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Photo taken Wednesday, August 15, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Volcano still fairly quiet, Civil Defense discontinues daily updates

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that activity on the lower east rift zone of Kilauea Volcano has diminished and remained quiet for over a week. The only surface activity is a small, crusted lava pond inside the fissure 8 cone, and a few areas along the coast where lava is entering the ocean. Sulfur dioxide […]

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Thermal image of the Pahoa-Kalapana Road (Route 130) at mile-marker 14.5 where metal plates cover steaming cracks on the roadway. The temperatures are relative to ambient temperature in the area so you must look at the temperature readings and not just the colors/shades alone. Images captured August 10, 2018 courtesy of the County of Hawaii

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 16, 2018

Activity on Kīlauea’s lower East Rift Zone and at the summit of the volcano remained greatly diminished this past week.

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Volcano Watch: Submarine Kīlauea also impacted by recent events on the volcano

A group of scientists from Western Washington University, Rice University, and the University of Rhode Island deployed 12 ocean bottom seismometers on the submarine Kīlauea south flank in July.

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Map as of 12:00 p.m. HST, August 14, 2018. The lull in eruptive activity on Kīlauea's lower East Rift Zone continues. Lava flows have not expanded since August 9. The fissure 8 cone still hosts a small pond of lava, but no new lava has entered the existing channel in over a week. Lava may intermittently enter the ocean between the Kapoho Bay and Isaac Hale Beach Park areas until residual lava contained within the existing flow is depleted. Given the dynamic nature of Kīlauea's eruption, map details shown here are accurate as of the date/time noted. Shaded purple areas indicate lava flows erupted in 1840, 1955, 1960, and 2014-2015. A NEW MAP WILL NOT BE ISSUED until the current conditions change.

Kilauea Eruption: Fissure 8 crusted over, lava flows have not expanded since August 9

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that eruptive activity remains at reduced levels at Kilauea Summit and the lower east rift zone. Seismic activity at the summit continues to be low with few earthquakes. The lava pond in fissure 8 cone is mostly crusted over. Fissure 8, along with other fissures, continues to release gas. Lava […]

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