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Date published: January 1, 2016

Digital image mosaic of the nearshore coastal waters from Waikiki to Portlock on the island of O'ahu generated using aerial photographs and SHOALS airborne lidar bathymetry data

This portion of the data release contains a digital image mosaic from Waikiki to Portlock along the southeast coast of O'ahu. Digital mosaics at 1-foot (0.3048-meter) resolution, including the areas of Waikiki, Diamond Head, Wai'alae, Maunalua Bay, and Portlock, were generated from 1:10K aerial photography. These five image mosaics were then combined into one larger mosaic a

Date published: January 1, 2016

Digital image mosaics of the nearshore coastal waters of Kukio on the Island of Hawai'i generated using aerial photographs and SHOALS airborne lidar bathymetry data

This portion of the data release contains an image mosaic of the Kukio area on the west 'Kona' coast of the island of Hawai'i. This image mosaic was generated using digitized 1:24K natural color photographs collected in June 2000 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS). Two versions of the image mosaic are available--one with and

Date published: January 1, 2016

Digital image mosaic of the nearshore coastal waters of La'au Point on the island of Moloka'i generated using aerial photographs and SHOALS airborne lidar bathymetry data

This portion of the data release contains a digital image mosaic with 1 meter-per-pixel resolution of the La'au Point area on the south coast of Moloka'i. This image mosaic was generated using digitized 1:35K natural color photographs collected in September 1993 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS). Also available is a lower-reso

Date published: January 1, 2016

Digital image mosaic of the nearshore coastal waters of Haleolono Point on the island of Moloka'i generated using aerial photographs and SHOALS airborne lidar bathymetry data

This portion of the data release contains a digital image mosaic with 1 meter-per-pixel resolution of the Haleolono Point area on the south coast of Moloka'i. This image mosaic was generated using digitized 1:35K natural color photographs collected in September 1993 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS). Also available is a lower-re

Date published: January 1, 2016

Digital image mosaics of the nearshore coastal waters of selected areas on the island of O'ahu generated using aerial photographs and SHOALS airborne lidar bathymetry data

This portion of the data release contains digital image mosaics along the southeast coast of O'ahu. Digital mosaics at 1-foot (0.3048-meter) resolution, including the areas of Waikiki, Diamond Head, Wai'alae, Maunalua Bay, and Portlock, were generated from 1:10K aerial photography and are presented in one zip file (oahu_1ft.zip) that also contains lower-resolution 'bro

Date published: January 1, 2016

Digital image mosaics of the nearshore coastal waters of Kawaihae on the Island of Hawai'i generated using aerial photographs and SHOALS airborne lidar bathymetry data

This portion of the data release contains an image mosaic of the Kawaihae area on the west 'Kona' coast of the island of Hawai'i. This image mosaic was generated using digitized 1:24K natural color photographs collected in June 2000 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS). Two versions of the image mosaic are available--one with a

Date published: January 1, 2016

Digital image mosaic of the nearshore coastal waters of Pala'au on the island of Moloka'i generated using aerial photographs and SHOALS airborne lidar bathymetry data

This portion of the data release contains a digital image mosaic with 1 meter-per-pixel resolution of the Pala'au area on the south coast of Moloka'i. This image mosaic was generated using digitized 1:35K natural color photographs collected in September 1993 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS). Also available is a lower-resoluti

Date published: January 1, 2016

Digital image mosaic of the nearshore coastal waters of Puko'o on the island of Moloka'i generated using aerial photographs and SHOALS airborne lidar bathymetry data

This portion of the data release contains a digital image mosaic with 1 meter-per-pixel resolution of the Puko'o area on the south coast of Moloka'i. This image mosaic was generated using digitized 1:35K natural color photographs collected in September 1993 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS). Also available is a lower-resolutio

Date published: January 1, 2016

Digital image mosaics of the nearshore coastal waters of Kalaeloa on the island of Moloka'i generated using aerial photographs and SHOALS airborne lidar bathymetry data

This portion of the data release contains a digital image mosaic with 1.0 foot-per-pixel resolution of the Kalaeloa area on the south coast of Moloka'i. This image mosaic was generated using digitized 1:10K natural color photographs collected in January 2000 by Air Survey Hawai'i, Inc. for the U.S. Geological Survey. Also available is a lower-resolution 'browse' graphic of the image m

Date published: January 1, 2016

Shaded-relief image mosaic of the nearshore coastal waters from Waikiki to Portlock on the island of O'ahu generated using aerial photographs and SHOALS airborne lidar bathymetry data

This portion of the data release contains a digital image mosaic from Waikiki to Portlock along the southeast coast of O'ahu. Digital mosaics at 1-foot (0.3048-meter) resolution, including the areas of Waikiki, Diamond Head, Wai'alae, Maunalua Bay, and Portlock, were generated from 1:10K aerial photography. These five image mosaics were then combined into one larger mosaic%2

Date published: January 1, 2016

Digital image mosaic of the nearshore coastal waters of Diamond Head on the island of O'ahu generated using aerial photographs and SHOALS airborne lidar bathymetry data

This portion of the data release contains a digital image mosaic with 1.0 foot-per-pixel (0.3048 meter-per-pixel) resolution of the Diamond Head area on the southeast coast of O'ahu. This image mosaic was generated using digitized 1:10K natural color photographs collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service. Also available is a lower-re

Date published: January 1, 2016

Digital image mosaics of the nearshore coastal waters of Waikiki on the island of O'ahu generated using aerial photographs and SHOALS airborne lidar bathymetry data

This portion of the data release contains a digital image mosaic with 1.0 foot-per-pixel (0.3048 meter-per-pixel) resolution of the Waikiki area on the southeast coast of O'ahu. This image mosaic was generated using digitized 1:10K natural color photographs collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service. Also available is a lower-resolut

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Map showing lower East Rift Zone lava flows and fissures
June 30, 2018

Map as of 3:00 p.m. HST, June 30, 2018

Thermal map of fissure system and lava flows
June 29, 2018

This thermal map shows the fissure system and lava flows as of 6 am on Friday, June 29

Map showing lower East Rift Zone lava flows and fissures
June 28, 2018

Map as of 2:00 p.m. HST, June 28, 2018

Thermal map of fissure system and lava flows
June 27, 2018

This thermal map shows the fissure system and lava flows as of 6 am on Wednesday, June 27

Map showing lower East Rift Zone lava flows and fissures
June 26, 2018

Map as of 10:00 a.m. HST, June 26, 2018.

Thermal map of fissure system and lava flows
June 26, 2018

This thermal map shows the fissure system and lava flows as of 6 am on Tuesday, June 26

Map showing lower East Rift Zone lava flows and fissures
June 25, 2018

Map as of 2:00 p.m. HST, June 25, 2018

Thermal map of fissure system and lava flows
June 24, 2018

This thermal map shows the fissure system and lava flows as of 6 am on Sunday, June 24

Map showing lower East Rift Zone lava flows and fissures
June 22, 2018

Map as of 2:00 p.m. HST, June 22, 2018

Thermal map of fissure system and lava flows
June 21, 2018

This thermal map shows the fissure system and lava flows as of 6 am on Thursday, June 21.

Map showing lower East Rift Zone lava flows and fissures
June 19, 2018

Map as of 1:00 p.m. HST, June 19, 2018

Thermal map of fissure system and lava flows
June 19, 2018

This thermal map shows the fissure system and lava flows as of 6 am on Tuesday, June 19

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Year Published: 2006

Numerical Simulation of the Hydrologic Effects of Redistributed and Additional Ground-Water Withdrawal, Island of Molokai, Hawaii

Because of increased demand for water associated with a growing population, projected increases in demand over the next few decades, and rising salinity of the water pumped from some existing wells, the County of Maui Department of Water Supply (DWS) is currently (2006) considering drilling additional wells to replace or supplement existing wells...

Oki, Delwyn S.
Numerical Simulation of the Hydrologic Effects of Redistributed and Additional Ground-Water Withdrawal, Island of Molokai, Hawaii; 2006; SIR; 2006-5177; Oki, Delwyn S.

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Rainfall, Streamflow, and Water-Quality Data During Stormwater Monitoring, Halawa Stream Drainage Basin, Oahu, Hawaii, July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006

Storm runoff water-quality samples were collected as part of the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation Stormwater Monitoring Program. This program is designed to assess the effects of highway runoff and urban runoff on Halawa Stream. For this program, rainfall data were collected at two stations, continuous discharge data at one station,...

Presley, Todd K.; Jamison, Marcael T.J.; Young-Smith, Stacie T. M.
Rainfall, Streamflow, and Water-Quality Data During Stormwater Monitoring, Halawa Stream Drainage Basin, Oahu, Hawaii, July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006; 2006; OFR; 2006-1223; Presley, Todd K.; Jamison, Marcael T. J.; Young-Smith, Stacie T. M.

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Year Published: 2005

Water Resources Data: Hawaii and Other Pacific Areas, Water Year 2004. Volume 1. Hawaii

Water resources data for the 2004 water year for Hawaii consist of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams and springs; water levels and quality of water wells; and rainfall totals. * Water discharge for 66 gaging stations on streams, springs, and ditches. * Water-quality data for 4 streams, and 1 well. * Water levels for 42...

Shimizu, B.H.; Nishimoto, D.C.; Taogoshi, R.I.; Teeters, P.C.
Water Resources Data: Hawaii and Other Pacific Areas, Water Year 2004. Volume 1. Hawaii; 2005; WDR; HI-04-1; Shimizu, B. H.; Nishimoto, D. C.; Taogoshi, R. I.; Teeters, P. C.

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Effects of Surface-Water Diversions on Habitat Availability for Native Macrofauna, Northeast Maui, Hawaii

Effects of surface-water diversions on habitat availability for native stream fauna (fish, shrimp, and snails) are described for 21 streams in northeast Maui, Hawaii. Five streams (Waikamoi, Honomanu, Wailuanui, Kopiliula, and Hanawi Streams) were chosen as representative streams for intensive study. On each of the five streams, three...

Gingerich, Stephen B.; Wolff, Reuben H.
Effects of Surface-Water Diversions on Habitat Availability for Native Macrofauna, Northeast Maui, Hawaii; 2005; SIR; 2005-5213; Gingerich, Stephen B.; Wolff, Reuben H.

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Rainfall, Streamflow, and Water-Quality Data During Stormwater Monitoring, Halawa Stream Drainage Basin, Oahu, Hawaii, July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005

Storm runoff water-quality samples were collected as part of the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation Stormwater Monitoring Program. This program is designed to assess the effects of highway runoff and urban runoff on Halawa Stream. For this program, rainfall data were collected at two stations, continuous streamflow data at two stations,...

Young, Stacie T.M.; Ball, Marcael T.J.
Rainfall, Streamflow, and Water-Quality Data During Stormwater Monitoring, Halawa Stream Drainage Basin, Oahu, Hawaii, July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005; 2005; OFR; 2005-1280; Young, Stacie T. M.; Ball, Marcael T. J.

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Construction, Geology, and Aquifer Testing of the Maalo Road, Aahoaka Hill, and Upper Eleele Tank Monitor Wells, Kauai, Hawaii

The Maalo Road, Aahoaka Hill, and Upper Eleele Tank monitor wells were constructed using rotary drilling methods between July 1998 and August 2002 as part of a program of exploratory drilling, aquifer testing, and hydrologic analysis on Kauai. Aquifer tests were conducted in the uncased boreholes of the wells. The Maalo Road monitor well in the...

Izuka, Scot K.
Construction, Geology, and Aquifer Testing of the Maalo Road, Aahoaka Hill, and Upper Eleele Tank Monitor Wells, Kauai, Hawaii; 2005; OFR; 2005-1159; Izuka, Scot K.

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Median and Low-Flow Characteristics for Streams under Natural and Diverted Conditions, Northeast Maui, Hawaii

Flow-duration statistics under natural (undiverted) and diverted flow conditions were estimated for gaged and ungaged sites on 21 streams in northeast Maui, Hawaii. The estimates were made using the optimal combination of continuous-record gaging-station data, low-flow measurements, and values determined from regression equations developed as part...

Gingerich, Stephen B.
Median and Low-Flow Characteristics for Streams under Natural and Diverted Conditions, Northeast Maui, Hawaii; 2005; SIR; 2004-5262; Gingerich, Stephen B.

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Water Quality in the Halawa, Haiku, and Kaneohe Drainage Basins Before, During, and After H-3 Highway Construction, Oahu, Hawaii, 1983-1999

Selected water-quality data collected before, during, and after construction of the H-3 Highway at 13 water-quality stations were compared to the State of Hawaii Department of Health water-quality standards to determine the effects of highway construction on the water quality of the affected streams. Highway construction had no effect on the high...

Wong, Michael F.
Water Quality in the Halawa, Haiku, and Kaneohe Drainage Basins Before, During, and After H-3 Highway Construction, Oahu, Hawaii, 1983-1999; 2005; SIR; 2004-5002; Wong, Michael F.

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Year Published: 2004

Water Resources Data: Hawaii and Other Pacific Areas, Water Year 2003. Volume 1. Hawaii

Water resources data for the 2003 water year for Hawaii consist of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams and springs; water levels and quality of water wells; and rainfall totals. * Water discharge for 70 gaging stations on streams, springs, and ditches. * Discharge data for 97 crest-stage partial-record stations. * Water-...

Teeters, P.C.; Taogoshi, R.I.; Nishimoto, D.C.; Shimizu, B.H.
Water Resources Data: Hawaii and Other Pacific Areas, Water Year 2003. Volume 1. Hawaii; 2004; WDR; HI-03-1; Teeters, P. C.; Taogoshi, R. I.; Nishimoto, D. C.; Shimizu, B. H.

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Trends in Streamflow Characteristics at Long-Term Gaging Stations, Hawaii

The surface-water resources of Hawaii have significant cultural, aesthetic, ecologic, and economic importance. Proper management of the surface-water resources of the State requires an understanding of the long- and short-term variability in streamflow characteristics that may occur. The U.S. Geological Survey maintains a network of stream-gaging...

Oki, Delwyn S.
Trends in Streamflow Characteristics at Long-Term Gaging Stations, Hawaii; 2004; SIR; 2004-5080; Oki, Delwyn S.

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Water Quality on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, 1999-2001

This report contains the major findings of a 1999-2001 assessment of water quality on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. It is one of a series of reports by the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program that present major findings in 51 major river basins and aquifer systems across the Nation. In these reports, water quality is discussed in...

Anthony, Stephen S.; Hunt, Charles D.; Brasher, Anne M.D.; Miller, Lisa D.; Tomlinson, Michael S.
Water Quality on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, 1999-2001; 2004; CIR; 1239; Anthony, Stephen S.; Hunt, Charles D., Jr.; Brasher, Anne M. D.; Miller, Lisa D.; Tomlinson, Michael S.

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Rainfall, Streamflow, and Water-Quality Data During Stormwater Monitoring, Halawa Stream Drainage Basin, Oahu, Hawaii, July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004

Storm runoff water-quality samples were collected as part of the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation Stormwater Monitoring Program. This program is designed to assess the effects of highway runoff and urban runoff on Halawa Stream. For this program, rainfall data were collected at two sites, continuous streamflow data at three sites, and...

Young, Stacie T.M.; Ball, Marcael T.J.
Rainfall, Streamflow, and Water-Quality Data During Stormwater Monitoring, Halawa Stream Drainage Basin, Oahu, Hawaii, July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004; 2004; OFR; 2004-1275; Young, Stacie T. M.; Ball, Marcael T. J.

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December 30, 2020

Crustal foundering on surface Halema'uma'u crater lava lake

This video, taken with a telephoto lens from an observation location on the rim, shows a process called “foundering”, in which a segment of cool lava crust on the surface of the lava lake is overridden by less-dense liquid from below causing the crust to sink into the underlying lake lava. Density-driven crustal foundering leading to surface renewal occurs repeatedly

December 30, 2020

Kīlauea - Halema'uma'u thermal map compilation December 21-30, 2020

Watch the changes in the growing lava lake within Halema'uma'u crater in these thermal maps from December 21-30, 2020.

In the first thermal map (December 21, 2020), the lake area is about 33 acres. In the last thermal map (December 30, 2020), the lake is about 82 acres. The dimensions of the lava lake are now 875 yd on the E-W axis (7+ football fields) and 580 yd on

Color photograph of volcanic vent and lava lake
December 30, 2020

Kīlauea summit eruption - Dec. 30, 2020, at 5 a.m. HST

HVO field crews observed activity within Halema‘uma‘u, at Kīlauea Volcano's summit, overnight from within a closed area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. The area remains closed to the public for safety reasons and HVO field crews are equipped with a range of specialized safety gear and personal protective equipment. In the early hours of December 30, the western vent in

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December 30, 2020

Helicopter overflight of Kīlauea summit eruption, 12/30/2020

Video from a helicopter overflight of Kīlauea summit eruption on December 30, 2020, around 10:00 a.m., shows the western vents (area of bluish-colored gas emissions on left) erupting through crusted-over channels into a lava lake within Halema'uma'u crater.

As of December 30, at 3:45 a.m., the lava lake was 181 m (593 ft) deep. The lake volume was about 23 million

Color photograph of lava lake
December 30, 2020

Annotated photograph of the Halemaʻumaʻu eruption

Annotated eruption photograph taken at 5 p.m. HST on December 30, 2020, from the south rim of Halemaʻumaʻu, Kīlauea Volcano summit. USGS photo by K. Lynn. 

December 29, 2020

Kīlauea — Thermal Imagery Timelapse (Dec 29, 2020)

Kīlauea Volcano, U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory timelapse of thermal imagery showing Halema‘uma‘u west vents and lava entering the lava lake. This timelapse was taken over one hour, between approximately 10 and 11 p.m on December 29, 2020.

Lava bubbling out of a fissure at night time.
December 29, 2020

Lava Erupting from a Fissure

Animated GIF of lava erupting from a fissure at Kīlauea Volcano at night time on December 27, 2020. 

Lava bubbling out of a fissure at night time.
December 29, 2020

Lava Erupting from a Fissure

Animated GIF of lava erupting from a fissure at Kīlauea Volcano at night time on December 27, 2020. 

Color photograph of lava lake and moon
December 29, 2020

Kīlauea summit eruption - Dec. 29, 2020 at 5:30 a.m. HST

This photo, taken at approximately 5:30 a.m. December 29, 2020, shows Kīlauea's ongoing summit eruption. The western vent in the wall of Halema‘uma‘u continued to erupt overnight, and the northern/eastern vent remained inactive. At approximately 3:45 a.m. HST today (Dec. 29), HVO field crews measured the lava lake as 179 m (587 ft) deep. USGS photo by H. Dietterich. 

Color photograph of scientist monitoring lava lake
December 29, 2020

Scientist monitoring Kīlauea summit eruption on 12/29/2020

HVO scientists monitor the ongoing Kīlauea summit eruption from within an area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park that remains closed to the public for safety reasons. They are equipped with a range of specialized safety gear and personal protective equipment such as gas masks, helmets, gloves, and eye protection. No major changes were observed at the eruption site

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December 29, 2020

Halema‘uma‘u west vent flowing into lava lake 12/29/2020

29 December 2020 - Kīlauea Volcano - US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. This video, taken early morning on December 29, 2020, shows lava erupting from the west fissure in Halema‘uma‘u and pouring into the lava lake. Laser rangefinder measurements indicate that the opening lava pours from is 4-6 m (13-20 ft) wide. USGS video by H. Dietterich.

Color photograph of scientist monitoring
December 28, 2020

HVO scientist monitors eruption

HVO scientists use a laser rangefinder to measure the distance to the lava lake surface at Kīlauea's summit. By making measurements from a reference point of known elevation, and because the elevation of the base of Halema‘uma‘u before this eruption began was known, scientists can derive the approximate depth of the lava lake which has grown over the past 8 days. In this

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Color photographs of volcanic crater lake
September 25, 2020

Views of Kīlauea's growing summit water lake; Sulphur Banks and Steam Vents; gravity survey at Kīlauea summit

Screenshot of a webpage
September 24, 2020

You may have seen the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory’s “Caldera Chronicles” article about their new-and-improved website, in which they hint at a change coming to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s (HVO) website, too. It’s true!

Color photograph of volcanic lake
September 18, 2020

Vibrant color variations at Kīlauea's summit water lake

Color map of camera network coverage
September 17, 2020

Over the past two decades, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) has set up a camera network system to monitor visual changes at Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes. This network was designed for the volcanic activity of the time and captured the two long-lived eruptions of Kīlauea at the summit and East Rift Zone up close.

Dragonfly larvae being held in an open hand
July 21, 2020

A team of federal, academic, and NGO researchers conducted a national-scale assessment of mercury bioaccumulation in aquatic ecosystems using dragonfly larvae as biosentinels.

Ohia forest with dieback resulting from Rapid Ohia Death, Hawaii Island.
July 9, 2020

Hilo, Hawaiʻi – For the first time, researchers have shown that native ʻōhiʻa seedlings can survive for at least a year in areas that have active mortality from Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, or ROD, a fungal disease that is devastating to this dominant and culturally important tree in Hawaiian forests. This information can be useful to land managers and homeowners as they prioritize conservation actions.

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July 3, 2020

The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.3 earthquake located beneath Kīlauea Volcano's south flank on Friday, July 3, at 2:19 p.m., HST.

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May 3, 2020

A look back at Halema‘uma‘u two years ago

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April 21, 2020

Continued slow rise of water in Halema‘uma‘u

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April 13, 2020

Changes in color at Kīlauea's summit water pond are common

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April 9, 2020

No significant changes at Kīlauea summit