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Hawaii

The Pacific Region has nine USGS Science Centers in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. The Regional Office, headquartered in Sacramento, provides Center oversight and support, facilitates internal and external collaborations, and works to further USGS strategic science directions.

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Satellite image of area around front of Kīlauea's East Rift Zone la...
February 15, 2015

Satellite image around front of Kīlauea's ERZ lava flow

This satellite image was captured on Saturday, February 14, by the Advanced Land Imager instrument onboard NASA's Earth Observing 1 satellite. The image is provided courtesy of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Although this is a false-color image, the color map has been chosen to mimic what the human eye would expect to see. Bright red pixels depict areas of very high

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Small-scale map of Kīlauea's East Rift Zone lava flow...
February 10, 2015

Small-scale map of Kīlauea's ERZ lava flow

This small-scale map shows Kīlauea's active East Rift Zone lava flow in relation to lower Puna. The area of the flow on February 5 is shown in pink, while widening and advancement of the flow as of February 10 is shown in red.

The blue lines show steepest-descent paths calculated from a 1983 digital elevation model (DEM; for calculation details, see

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Satellite image of area around front of Kīlauea's East Rift Zone la...
February 10, 2015

Image of area around front of Kīlauea's ERZ lava flow

This large-scale map uses a satellite image acquired in March 2014 (provided by Digital Globe) as a base to show the area around the front of Kīlauea's active East Rift Zone lava flow. The area of the flow on February 5 is shown in pink, while widening and advancement of the flow as of February 10 is shown in red.

The blue lines show steepest-descent paths

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Large-scale map of Kīlauea's East Rift Zone lava flow...
February 10, 2015

Large-scale map of Kīlauea's ERZ lava flow

This large-scale map shows the distal part of Kīlauea's active East Rift Zone lava flow in relation to nearby Puna communities. The area of the flow on February 5 is shown in pink, while widening and advancement of the flow as of February 10 is shown in red.

The blue lines show steepest-descent paths calculated from a 1983 digital elevation model (DEM; for

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Satellite image of area around front of Kīlauea's East Rift Zone la...
February 5, 2015

Image of area around front of Kīlauea's ERZ lava flow

This large-scale map uses a satellite image acquired in March 2014 (provided by Digital Globe) as a base to show the area around the front of Kīlauea's active East Rift Zone lava flow. The area of the flow on January 29 is shown in pink, while widening and advancement of the flow as of February 5 is shown in red.

The blue lines show steepest-descent paths calculated

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Large-scale map of Kīlauea's East Rift Zone lava flow...
February 5, 2015

Large-scale map of Kīlauea's ERZ lava flow

This large-scale map shows the distal part of Kīlauea's active East Rift Zone lava flow in relation to nearby Puna communities. The area of the flow on January 29 is shown in pink, while widening and advancement of the flow as of February 5 is shown in red.

The blue lines show steepest-descent paths calculated from a 1983 digital elevation model (DEM; for

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Small-scale map of Kīlauea's East Rift Zone lava flow...
February 5, 2015

Small-scale map of Kīlauea's ERZ lava flow

This small-scale map shows Kīlauea's active East Rift Zone lava flow in relation to lower Puna. The area of the flow on January 29 is shown in pink, while widening and advancement of the flow as of February 5 is shown in red.

The blue lines show steepest-descent paths calculated from a 1983 digital elevation model (DEM; for calculation details, see

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Large-scale map of Kīlauea's East Rift Zone lava flow...
January 30, 2015

Large-scale map of Kīlauea's ERZ lava flow

This large-scale map shows the distal part of Kīlauea's active East Rift Zone lava flow in relation to nearby Puna communities. The area of the flow on January 22 is shown in pink, while widening and advancement of the flow as of January 29 is shown in red.

The blue lines show steepest-descent paths calculated from a 1983 digital elevation model (DEM; for

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Small-scale map of Kīlauea's East Rift Zone lava flow...
January 30, 2015

Small-scale map of Kīlauea's ERZ lava flow

This small-scale map shows Kīlauea's active East Rift Zone lava flow in relation to lower Puna. The area of the flow on January 22 is shown in pink, while widening and advancement of the flow as of January 29 is shown in red.

The blue lines show steepest-descent paths calculated from a 1983 digital elevation model (DEM; for calculation details, see

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Satellite image of area around front of Kīlauea's East Rift Zone la...
January 29, 2015

Image of area around front of Kīlauea's ERZ lava flow

This large-scale map uses a satellite image acquired in March 2014 (provided by Digital Globe) as a base to show the area around the front of Kīlauea's active East Rift Zone lava flow. The area of the flow on January 26 is shown in pink, while widening and advancement of the flow based on today's overflight (January 29), is shown in red.
The blue lines show steepest-

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Large-scale map of Kīlauea's East Rift Zone lava flow...
January 29, 2015

Large-scale map of Kīlauea's ERZ lava flow

This large-scale map shows the distal part of Kīlauea's active East Rift Zone lava flow in relation to nearby Puna communities. The area of the flow on January 22 is shown in pink, while widening and advancement of the flow as of January 29 is shown in red.
The blue lines show steepest-descent paths calculated from a 1983 digital elevation model (DEM; for calculation

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Small-scale map of Kīlauea's East Rift Zone lava flow...
January 29, 2015

Small-scale map of Kīlauea's ERZ lava flow

This small-scale map shows Kīlauea's active East Rift Zone lava flow in relation to lower Puna. The area of the flow on January 22 is shown in pink, while widening and advancement of the flow as of January 29 is shown in red.
The blue lines show steepest-descent paths calculated from a 1983 digital elevation model (DEM; for calculation details, see

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This is a photo of Banana ocean entry.
June 3, 2004

Banana ocean entries survive Full Strawberry Moon and distraught noddies

USGS
June 3, 2004

In the next 10 days, HVO loses two of its most dynamic research scientists. Peter Cervelli transfers to the Alaska Volcano Observatory in Anchorage, and David Sherrod moves to the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Washington.

This is a photo of a large breakout in Banana flow on Pulama pali.
May 29, 2004

Banana breakouts in east prong of flow

USGS
May 27, 2004

Hawaiians had several stories about how their islands were formed. One version has Papa and Wakea mating and giving birth to the islands. The Big Island was first and Kaho'olawe was last. The more well-known story involves the goddess Pele and her travels to find a new home.