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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 22, 2018

On Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone, lava from the fissure 8 spatter cone continues to flow in the established channel to the Kapoho coastline.

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This image is from a temporary research camera positioned near Kapoho looking southwest. From left to right, one can see the eruptive fissures, with Fissure 15 on the far left, and Fissure 8 near the center. Webcam image taken Sunday, June 17, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 17, 2018

On Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone, lava continues to erupt from fissure 8. As of June 17, lava fountains were feeding a well-established channel flowing east toward the ocean entry in the Kapoho Bay area.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 7, 2018

On Kīlauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone, lava continues to erupt from an active fissure system. As of June 7, fissure 8 lava fountains were feeding a lava channel flowing east towards the ocean entry in the Kapoho Bay area.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 1, 2018

Additional explosive events at Kilauea summit that could produce minor amounts of ash fall downwind are possible at any time. Volcanic gas emissions at the summit remain high.

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Ash masks to be distributed on May 25-26 in Pahala, Volcano, Naalehu, HOVE, and Keaau

MEDIA RELEASE To protect yourself from breathing volcanic ash, free N95 masks will be distributed as follows: Friday, May 25, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Cooper Center, Volcano Pahala Community Center, Pahala Naalehu Community Center, Naalehu Hawaiian Ocean View Community Center, HOVE Shipman Gym, Keaau Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 9 a.m. – […]

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Panorama of Lower East Rift Zone Webcam at 7:06 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018. Image courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 24, 2018

At Kῑlauea’s summit, multiple explosions continue to occur daily, with some sending plumes of ash up to 8,000 feet above sea level or higher.

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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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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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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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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Post Office closes due to Kilauea Volcano hazards

USPS announced today that the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Post Office will be closed on Friday May 11 due to the possibility of an explosive steam event and ash fall at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano. Customers of this office can pick up their mail at the Volcano Post Office at 19-4030 Old Volcano Highway. […]

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 6, 2018

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level dropped with summit deflation, and was about 160 m (525 ft) below the vent rim as of May 5 at 9:30 p.m. HST.

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HELCO urges residents to stay away from downed power poles and lines

Hawai‘i Electric Light wants to remind the community that electricity can be dangerous and electrical safety should never be taken for granted. “Continued lava activity in the Leilani Estates subdivision has caused electric lines and other utility equipment to fall,” said company spokesperson Rhea Lee-Moku. “Everyone should treat lines, transformers, and other utility equipment as […]

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Moderate 5.7M earthquake strikes Hawaii Island Friday morning (May 4), no tsunami threat

A moderate earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 has struck the south flank of Kilauea volcano at 11:33 a.m. Friday (May 4). There is no tsunami threat. Numerous aftershocks are being felt throughout the island.

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Kilauea Eruption: New vents open in Leilani Estates spewing lava Friday (May 4), homes set ablaze

Active volcanic vents are erupting on Makamae and Mohala Streets, all Leilani Estates, and Lanipuna Gardens Subdivision residents are ordered to evacuate immediately.

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