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Date published: April 12, 2019

Volcano Watch — Volcanoes exempt from capital gains

Here's a riddle for you—which large land holder on the Big Island condemns property at will, holds liens on large parts of the island, and doesn't pay a cent of taxes?

Date published: April 12, 2019

Photo and Video Chronology - Mauna Loa - April 12, 2019

HVO scientists inspect monitoring instruments on Mauna Loa. 

Date published: April 10, 2019

Digital database of the geologic map of the middle east rift geothermal subzone, Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaiʻi

Digital database of the geologic map of the middle east rift geothermal subzone, Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaiʻi: USGS Data Series 1111 

Date published: April 10, 2019

Updates on Kīlauea, Mauna Loa, and HVO's future

HVO Scientist-in-Charge Tina Neal talked about the status of Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes.

Date published: March 27, 2019

Volcano Alert Level for Kīlauea lowered to NORMAL

On March 26, 2019, in response to reduced activity on the volcano, HVO lowered the Volcano Alert Level for Kīlauea's ground-based hazards from ADVISORY to NORMAL.

Date published: March 26, 2019

New USGS Report: Undocumented late 18th- to early 19th-century volcanic eruptions in the Southwest Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano

Kīlauea's Southwest Rift Zone was more volcanically active in the late 18th- to early 19th-centurys than previously assumed.

Date published: March 26, 2019

Video of 2018 UAS imagery

The 2018 Kīlauea Volcano lower East Rift Zone eruption was the first time Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) were used by the Federal Government to assist with an eruption response in the U.S. The UAS (drones) surveyed areas that were too hazardous for field crews or manned aircraft to access, collected multiple types of data, and provided 24/7 real-time situational awareness.

Date published: March 13, 2019

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake on Kīlauea Volcano's south flank

The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-5.5 earthquake located beneath Kīlauea Volcano's south flank on Wednesday, March 13, at 12:55 a.m., HST. 

Date published: February 22, 2019

How to stay informed about Hawaiian volcanoes

Information about how to stay informed about Hawaiian volcanoes.

Date published: February 22, 2019

Monitoring camera (K3cam) peers into Halemaʻumaʻu

A temporary monitoring camera on the west rim of Kīlauea caldera now provides views looking east toward the bottom of the recently enlarged Halema‘uma‘u.