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Clear day view of PN cam

[PNcam] Puʻu ʻŌʻō North Flank from the North Rim

This image is from a research camera positioned on the northwest flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, looking northeast toward the active flow field.

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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

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Image: Endangered Hawaiian Hoary Bat

Endangered Hawaiian Hoary Bat

An endangered Hawaiian hoary bat, a species that is sometimes killed by wind turbines. USGS scientists from Hawaii and Colorado are devising a way to directly observe bat occurrence and behavior at wind turbines using a video system composed of high-powered illuminators and near-infrared cameras.  This new approach images the full rotor-swept areas of wind turbines for

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Map of Kīlauea Volcano showing the south-southeast motion, as recor...

Map of Kīlauea showing the south-SE motion, as recorded by continuo...

Map of Kīlauea Volcano showing the south-southeast motion, as recorded by continuous GPS sites (arrows), and earthquake epicenter between February 1-3, 2010.

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

Clear day view of PS Cam

[PScam] Puʻu ʻŌʻō South Flank from the South Rim

This image is from a temporary research camera positioned just south of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, looking north at the southern flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō's cone.

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

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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.

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USGS
August 9, 1996

In response to the intense off-shore earthquake swarm that began on July 16, scientists at the University of Hawaii (UH) received funding for a research cruise to investigate possible changes at Lo`ihi.

A massive earthquake swarm at Lo`ihi Seamount...
August 2, 1996

It was only 42 years ago that Lo`ihi and four other seamounts were discovered during a bathymetric survey of the area south and southeast of the Big Island by the U.S.S. Patapsco.

Measuring the mountains: Ground deformation of Hawaii's volcanoes...
July 24, 1996

The ground's surface around the active Hawaiian volcanoes Kīlauea and Mauna Loa is constantly changing. Lava flows laminate their sides during active eruptions.

USGS
July 19, 1996

On Wednesday, July 17, a 10-year-old boy slipped into a large crack in the Sulphur Banks - Steaming Flats area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Unfortunately, the crack was also a vent for steam, which scalded the young visitor and caused second-degree burns.
 

Kīlauea eruption status: the lava keeps on flowing...
July 12, 1996

The 13-year-old eruption along Kīlauea's East Rift Zone has continued unabated since the pause from May 30 to June 4. Over a period of 18 hours on May 29-30, lava gradually stopped issuing into the tube system from the vent on the flank of the Pu`u `O`o cone.

USGS
July 5, 1996

The long-standing eruption of Kīlauea Volcano continues unabated this week as lava tubes spill 14 million cubic feet of lava per day into the ocean at Kamoamoa on Hawaii's southeast coastline. Flows have inundated the area almost continuously since 1992.

USGS
June 28, 1996

Each year, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory records thousands of earthquakes with its island-wide network of seismographs. Often, many of these earthquakes are directly related to volcanic activity and indicate movement of magma beneath the summits or rift zones of the volcanoes. 

Lava breakouts reach the sea...
June 14, 1996

The eruption along Kīlauea's East Rift Zone continues after a pause from May 30 to June 4. Over a period of 18 hours on May 29-30, lava gradually stopped issuing into the tube system from the vent on the flank of the Pu`u `O`o cone.

USGS
June 8, 1996

When Polynesian voyagers reached Hawaii, they found volcanic islands much like their homeland in the South Pacific. Geologically speaking, the Marquesas, Tuamotus, Society Islands, Cook Islands, and Austral Islands are about the same age and made of the same kind of volcanic rocks as are the Hawaiian islands. 

USGS
June 1, 1996

Sometimes great things happen when you get the right people together! Recently, the U.S. Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program sponsored a workshop on gas geochemistry, which includes the study of the type and amount of gas coming out of volcanoes.

USGS
May 12, 1996

This month marks the 72nd anniversary of the last large explosive eruption of Kīlauea Volcano. The atypical "Hawaiian" eruption occurred in Halema'uma'u Crater when groundwater came into contact with hot rocks surrounding the magma. 

USGS
May 11, 1996

As geologists working at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, we give many talks about the current eruption of Kīlauea, and people in the audience typically ask lots of questions about how volcanoes behave and how we attempt to predict that behavior.