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USGS
July 15, 2018

Cooperator Report to Hawaii County Civil Defense

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Preliminary Analysis of the ongoing Lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) eruption of Kīlauea Volcano: Fissure 8 Prognosis and Ongoing Hazards

Clear day view of HP cam

[HPcam] Lava Flow 61G from Holei Pali

This image is from a research camera positioned on Holei Pali, looking east towards Lava Flow 61G and Kalapana.

Disclaimer

The webcams are operational 24/7 and faithfully record the dark of night if there are no sources of incandescence or other lights. Thermal webcams record heat rather than light and get better views through volcanic gas.

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USGS
June 29, 2018

Cooperator Report to Volcanoes National Park

Volcanic Hazard at the Summit of Kīlauea: June 29, 2018 Update. A guide for understanding current activity and hazards at and around the summit of Kīlauea Volcano, summarizing activity from late April through June 29, 2018, and possible future outcomes.

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Cleary day view of MO cam

[MOcam] Mokuʻāweoweo Caldera from South Rim

This image is from a research camera positioned on the south rim of Mokuʻāweoweo, Mauna Loa's summit caldera, in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. The camera looks north-northwest, focusing on the southern part of the caldera. The 1940 cone is just right of center; the 1949 cone is on the caldera rim at left. The high point of Mauna Loa's summit is in the background.

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HVO geologist Matthew Patrick being interviewed on the Kīlauea lava...

Geologist Matthew Patrick being interviewed on the Kīlauea lava-flo...

HVO geologist Matthew Patrick being interviewed on the Kīlauea lava-flow field for a documentary about Hawaiian volcanism. Growing lava delta (left background) steaming at the point of ocean entry.

At Kīlauea, when the lava column drops below the water table, groun...

At Kīlauea, when the lava column drops below the water table, groun...

At Kīlauea, when the lava column drops below the water table, groundwater may come into contact with with magma or hot rocks, causing violent steam explosions.

USGS
August 26, 2019

Kīlauea Volcano – 2018 Summit and Lower East Rift Zone (LERZ)

Kīlauea Volcano – 2018 Summit and Lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) Brief Overview of Events April 17 to October 5, 2018.

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View of SP cam

[SPcam] South Pit from South Rim

This image is from a research camera positioned on the south rim of Mokuʻāweoweo, Mauna Loa's summit caldera, in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. The camera looks west-southwest, across South Pit, focusing on the south part of Mauna Loa's summit region and upper Southwest Rift Zone.

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The webcams are operational 24/7 and faithfully

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HVO scientist conducts an interview at the summit of Kīlauea Volcan...

HVO scientist conducts interview at summit of Kīlauea in 2011

HVO scientist conducts an interview at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano in 2011

[M1cam] Mauna Loa's Northeast Rift Zone from HVO Observation Tower

This image is from a research camera positioned in the observation tower at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. The camera looks northwest toward the summit and Northeast Rift Zone of Mauna Loa.

Disclaimer

The webcams are operational 24/7 and faithfully record the dark of night if there are no sources of incandescence or other lights. Thermal

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HVO geologist describes activity from Kīlauea Volcano during a fiel...

Geologist describes activity from Kīlauea during a field trip to co...

HVO geologist describes activity from Kīlauea Volcano during a field trip to the coastal lava flow field for members of the media in 2010.

USGS
May 8, 2018

Preliminary Analysis of Current Explosion Hazards at the Summit

COOPERATOR REPORT TO: HAWAI`I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Preliminary Analysis of Current Explosion Hazards at the Summit of Kīlauea Volcano

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