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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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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.

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.

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

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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Side-by-side comparison of the northwest wall of Kīlauea Caldera on...

Side-by-side comparison of the NW wall of Kīlauea Caldera on a clea...

Side-by-side comparison of the northwest wall of Kīlauea Caldera on a clear day (left) and a day with thick vog (right). HVO observation tower and building can be seen near the center in each photo.

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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Clear day view of ML cam

[MLcam] Mokuʻāweoweo Caldera from the Northwest Rim

This image is from a temporary research camera positioned on the north rim of Mokuʻāweoweo, the summit caldera of Mauna Loa volcano by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. If you look carefully around early morning or late evening, you may see a few thermal areas emitting steam. See 'Current Activity' for the latest Mauna Loa information.

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Image: Minute Gem Snail (Hawaiia minuscula)

Minute Gem Snail (Hawaiia minuscula)

Hawaiia minuscula shell viewed with a scanning electron microscope with aperture facing up.

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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.

USGS
December 8, 1991

Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt from the Kupaianaha vent on the East Rift Zone, while the episode 49 fissure that opened between Pu`u `O`o and Kupaianaha on Friday, Nov. 8, has shut down in the last few days. 

Volcano Watch (no. 5)...
November 29, 1991

Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt from both the Kupaianaha vent on the East Rift Zone and from the new episode 49 fissure located between Pu`u `O`o and Kupaianaha. The output of lava from each vent continues to decline, with the output from Kupaianaha nearly stopped. 

Volcano Watch (no. 4)...
November 22, 1991

Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt from both the Kupaianaha vent on the East Rift Zone and from a new fissure that opened the morning of November 8th between Pu`u `O`o and Kupaianaha. 
 

Volcano Watch (no. 3)...
November 15, 1991

The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt from both the Kupaianaha vent on the East Rift Zone and from a new fissure that opened between Pu`u `O`o and Kupaianaha on [Friday] Nov. 8 before dawn. 
 

Black and white graphic showing gray shaded areas for the areas of lava flows.
November 8, 1991

Volcano Watch is a weekly article and activity update written by U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and colleagues.

Volcano Watch (no. 2)...
November 8, 1991

The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt from the Kupaianaha vent on the East Rift Zone and from a new fissure that opened Friday morning between Pu`u `O`o and Kupaianaha.

Black and white graphic showing gray shaded areas for the areas of lava flows.
November 3, 1991

Volcano Watch is a weekly article and activity update written by U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and colleagues.

Volcano Watch (no. 1)...
November 3, 1991

The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt from the Kupaianaha vent on the East Rift Zone. Active flows are located along the western edge of the flow field between the 1,100- and the 60-foot elevation.