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New Lava Flows – 5-24-16

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New Lava Flows Breakout from Pu’u ‘O’o – Lava Lake Rises: New lava flows broke out on Kilauea’s East Rift Zone this morning about 7:00 am. At Kilauea’s summit, the lava lake surface rose high enough to be visible yesterday. The largest of two new East Rift Zone lava flows broke out from Pu’u ‘O’o’s…

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Hawaiian Volcanoes: 2016

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Hawaiian Volcanoes: the latest activity  2-12-16 Hawaiian volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa, both made the news many times last year and continue to be closely monitored into 2016. Here’s a quick overview of noteworthy events of 2015, and an update on their current activity. Kilauea: Kilauea, the youngest of the Hawaiian volcanoes, is currently erupting in 2…

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Mauna Loa’s Status Upgraded 9-17-15

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Mauna Loa’s Status Upgraded from “Normal” to “Advisory” Today:  Mauna Loa’s status was upgraded today from “Normal” to “Advisory”. The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory upgraded the volcano’s alert status based on recent observations indicating that activity is no longer at background levels. Seismic activity beneath Mauna Loa began increasing in late 2013, and has continued…

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New Lava Flow on Pu’u ‘O’o 8-27-15

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New lava flow breaks out on Pu’u ‘O’o’s north flank: A new lava flow broke out early this morning high on the north flank of Pu’u ‘O’o Cone. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported that the flow remains active this morning as a channelized flow heading north. About 1:00 am, a large breakout occurred high on…

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Hawaiian Snow in July – 7-18-15

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Hawaiian Snow In July? Hawaiian snow is not just another flavor of shave ice this July. Snow is fairly common at the summit of the island’s tallest volcano, Mauna Kea, after winter storms, but in mid July it’s pretty rare. And that’s just what happened yesterday when a storm left the peak covered with fluffy…

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June 27th Lava Flow – One Year Later

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June 27th Lava Flow: One Year Anniversary: The June 27th lava flow began one year ago today, as new fissures roared to life on the northeastern flank of Pu’u ‘O’o Cone, on Kilauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone. That afternoon, we noticed lots of fume and smoke coming from up slope, above the pali ,or cliff, …

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Lava Lake Ups & Downs 6-22-15

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Lava Lake Fluctuates Dramatically:    Lava lake activity has again been a subject of great interest to HVO scientists over the past week, as changes in magma pressure caused dramatic fluctuations in the lake’s level. The lake rose more than 50 feet (15 m) in a 24 hour period ending last Wednesday. But the start of…

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Summit Eruption Changes 5-15-15

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Summit eruption changes continue with uncertain outcome: Summit eruption changes most definitely have the attention of scientists and National Park officials. After reaching a record high level over the past weeks, the summit lava lake within Halema’uma’u Crater has fallen dramatically over the past few days. After weeks of sustained inflation, the summit began to…

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Disappearing Lava Lake? 5-12-15

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Disappearing Lava Lake Sparks Questions: The lava lake at Kilauea Summit put on quite a show for the last three weeks, rising into full view from across the caldera.   A period of prolonged, steady inflation at the summit heralded the rising lake, which reached its highest level in the entire 7 year eruption, overflowing…

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Lava Lake Still Rising! 4-27-15

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Lava Lake Continues to Rise, Delighting Onlookers: The lava lake at Kilauea’s summit has risen nearly to the Overlook Crater’s rim, and has put on some amazing shows of spattering activity to lucky onlookers this week.  We took these photos from across the caldera of the rising lake and spattering activity. As of this morning,…

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