Hawaiian Volcano Observatory


HVO monitors the active volcanoes in Hawaii, assesses their hazards, issues warnings, and advances scientific understanding to reduce impacts of volcanic eruptions. 


Date published: October 15, 2020

Volcano Watch — Crack team of geologists measure the Koa‘e fault system

The Koa‘e fault system connects Kīlauea’s East and Southwest Rift Zones south of the caldera. Faults here appear as low cliffs, or “scarps” along Hilina Pali Road in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. These fault-cliffs slip during major earthquakes, such as those of May 4, 2018—near the beginning of Kīlauea’s 2018 eruption.

Date published: October 14, 2020

Photo and Video Chronology – Kīlauea – October 14, 2020

No significant changes at Kīlauea's summit water lake

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