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USGS
March 29, 2018

Preliminary Analysis of Hazards at the Kamokuna Ocean Entry

COOPERATOR REPORT TO: US COAST GUARD

Preliminary Analysis of Hazards at the Kamokuna Ocean Entry

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View of caldera from a webcam on the roof of a building

[KEcam] -Kīlauea Caldera - East Wide Angle from HVO Observation Tower

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. At times, clouds and rain obscure visibility. The cameras are subject to sporadic breakdown, and may not be repaired immediately. Some cameras are

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Image: An Endangered Honeycreeper, the  `Akeke`e (Kauai Akepa), in Hawaii

An Endangered Honeycreeper, the `Akeke`e (Kauai Akepa), in Hawaii

Many species of Hawaiian honeycreepers have persisted into the 20th century because high elevation rain forests on the islands of Kaua’i, Maui, and Hawai’i are cool enough to limit transmission of introduced avian malaria (Plasmodium relictum). Malaria transmission is tied closely to the effects of temperature on development of malarial parasites within their

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Thumbnail of a poster which is laid out with photos, images, and text.
January 1, 2005

Mud Damages Hawaiian Coral Reefs

Poster about the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center's research from 2000-2004, on how mud damages hawaiian coral reefs.

Clear day during tradewind conditions at the summit of Kīlauea Volc...

Clear day during tradewind conditions at the summit of Kīlauea

Clear day during tradewind conditions at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i

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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Image: Minute Gem Snail (Hawaiia minuscula)

Minute Gem Snail (Hawaiia minuscula)

Hawaiia minuscula shell observed with a scanning electron microscope with aperture facing down.

Map of lava flows that have erupted on Mauna Loa Volcano from 1843-...

Map of lava flows that have erupted on Mauna Loa Volcano — 1843-1985

Map of lava flows that have erupted on Mauna Loa Volcano from 1843-1984.

View of caldera from a thermal webcam

[F1cam] - Kīlauea Caldera Thermal from HVO Observation Tower

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. At times, clouds and rain obscure visibility. The cameras are subject to sporadic breakdown, and may not be repaired immediately. Some cameras are

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Image: An Endangered Honeycreeper, the `Akikiki (Kaua`i Creeper), in Hawaii

An Endangered Honeycreeper, the `Akikiki (Kaua`i Creeper), in Hawaii

Many species of Hawaiian honeycreepers have persisted into the 20th century because high elevation rain forests on the islands of Kaua’i, Maui, and Hawai’i are cool enough to limit transmission of introduced avian malaria (Plasmodium relictum). Malaria transmission is tied closely to the effects of temperature on development of malarial parasites within their

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Vog obscures view during slack or no tradewinds at the summit of Kī...

Vog obscures view during slack or no tradewinds at summit of Kīlauea

Vog obscures view during slack or no tradewinds at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i

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Kīlauea has busy week; new episode begins...
March 6, 1992

The nine-year long eruption along the East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano took two dramatic turns this past week, but ended up nearly where it started. 
 

Newest episode likely to stop flowing in weeks...
February 27, 1992

Episode 50 began about 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 from a small fissure just southwest of the Pu`u `O`o cone. By the 19th, only about 100 feet of the original fissure was still active. The activity has since settled down at one main point near the northeastern end of the fissure. By Friday, this vent had created a spatter cone almost 25 feet high. 
 

Kupaianaha vent appears to be winding down...
February 16, 1992

Since at least April 1991, the volume of lava erupted from the Kupaianaha vent has steadily declined. Since late November, the remaining lava flows have been limited to a single area near the 1,850-foot elevation, less than two miles downslope of the vent.
 

USGS
February 7, 1992

The internal workings of Mauna Loa Volcano will be probed from space starting this week by a satellite system designed to track military vehicles rather than volcanoes.

Kīlauea Volcano divided into lava-risk zones...
January 31, 1992

Kīlauea is the world's most active volcano. About 70% of Kīlauea's surface is covered by lava less than 500 years old and over 90% is covered by lava less than 1,100 years old. Much of the surface of Kīlauea Volcano lies within Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, where eruptions are generally welcome tourist attractions. 

The Big Island is sinking under weight of volcano...
January 24, 1992

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake occurred about 15 miles beneath Mauna Kea Volcano at 1:48 a.m. on January 21. Similar deep earthquakes occur persistently beneath the Big Island but are not restricted to any particular location.

Earthquakes swarm beneath Kīlauea Volcano...
January 17, 1992

The most notable event on Kīlauea Volcano this past week was a swarm of small earthquakes, mainly on January 13. This swarm included two earthquakes with magnitudes larger than 3.0 (see figure) and numerous smaller earthquakes. 
 

USGS
January 10, 1992

The eruption on the East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano continues with low-volume, steady effusion of lava from the breakout at about the 1,900-foot level of the tube downslope from the Kupaianaha vent. This is the same area that has had active flows for the last several weeks. Tremor continues at low levels in the upper East Rift, indicating that magma continues to move in the rift zone. 
 

Eruption's 10th year begins...
January 3, 1992

Nine years ago on January 3, 1983, the ongoing eruption on the East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano began when a discontinuous 3.7-mile long series of fissures opened in, and downrift of Napau Crater. 
 

Scientists predicting lava flow shift from Kupaianaha vent...
December 27, 1991

Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt from the Kupaianaha vent on the East Rift Zone. The volume of lava moving down the Waha`ula lava tube from the Kupaianaha vent has decreased slowly since April 1991, with a short sharp decrease and subsequent increase during and after episode 49 in November.

Earthquake swarm felt at Lo`ihi seamount...
December 20, 1991

During a typical week, 300-400 located earthquakes occur beneath the Big Island, as recorded on the U.S. Geological Survey's seismic network. However, only a few have magnitudes greater than 3.0, roughly the threshold for felt earthquakes. 

Volcano Watch (no. 7)...
December 13, 1991

Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt from the Kupaianaha vent on the East Rift Zone. The episode 49 fissure that opened between Pu`u `O`o and Kupaianaha on November 8 remains inactive.