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Lava flow hazard assessment, as of August 2007, for Kīlauea east rift zone eruptions, Hawai‘i Island

September 1, 2007

The most recent episode in the ongoing Pu'u 'O'o-Kupaianaha eruption of Kilauea Volcano is currently producing lava flows north of the east rift zone. Although they pose no immediate threat to communities, changes in flow behavior could conceivably cause future flows to advance downrift and impact communities thus far unaffected. This report reviews lava flow hazards in the Puna District and discusses the potential hazards posed by the recent change in activity. Members of the public are advised to increase their general awareness of these hazards and stay up-to-date on current conditions.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2007
Title Lava flow hazard assessment, as of August 2007, for Kīlauea east rift zone eruptions, Hawai‘i Island
DOI 10.3133/ofr20071264
Authors Jim Kauahikaua
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2007-1264
Index ID ofr20071264
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Hawaiian Volcano Observatory