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Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and Episode 61 flow field: December 2, 2011...
December 2, 2011

Map showing Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and the extent of nearby lava flows.

Kīlauea East Rift Zone Eruption Map: December 2, 2011...
December 2, 2011

Map showing the extent of lava flows erupted during Kīlauea's ongoing east rift zone eruption and labeled with the years in which they were active.

Kīlauea East Rift Zone Eruption Map: November 21, 2011...
November 21, 2011

Map showing the extent of lava flows erupted during Kīlauea's ongoing east rift zone eruption and labeled with the years in which they were active.

Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and Episode 61 flow field: November 21, 2011...
November 21, 2011

Map showing Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and the extent of nearby lava flows.

Kīlauea East Rift Zone Eruption Map: November 10, 2011...
November 10, 2011

Map showing the extent of lava flows erupted during Kīlauea's ongoing east rift zone eruption and labeled with the years in which they were active.

Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and Episode 61 flow field: November 10, 2011...
November 10, 2011

Map showing Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and the extent of nearby lava flows.

Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and Episode 61 flow field: November 3, 2011...
November 3, 2011

Map showing Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and the extent of nearby lava flows.

Kīlauea East Rift Zone Eruption Map: November 3, 2011...
November 3, 2011

Lava flows erupted during Kīlauea's ongoing east rift zone eruption and labeled with the years in which they were active.

Kīlauea East Rift Zone Eruption Map: October 25, 2011...
October 25, 2011

Map showing the extent of lava flows erupted during Kīlauea's ongoing east rift zone eruption and labeled with the years in which they were active.

Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō: October 25, 2011...
October 25, 2011

Map showing Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and the extent of nearby lava flows.

Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō...
September 22, 2011

Map showing the current configuration of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

Kīlauea East Rift Zone Eruption Map...
September 22, 2011

Map showing the extent of lava flows erupted during Kīlauea's ongoing east rift zone eruption.

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Aerial of ocean entries
June 16, 2018

Kīlauea Volcano — Kapoho Bay and Vacationland

Lava from fissure 8 travels about 13 km (8 mi) down a well established channel (visible in the center of the image) to an ocean entry at Kapoho. Lava is building a seaward delta that is approximately 320 acres in size. The view is to the southwest with the Kapoho area in the lower right. The white 

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Fissure 8 lava fountain
June 15, 2018

Kīlauea Volcano — Fissure 8 Lava Fountain

Photograph taken during helicopter overflight captures fissure 8 lava fountain.

Laze plumes from ocean entry of lava
June 15, 2018

Kīlauea Volcano — Ocean Entry

The ocean entry remains fairly broad with a white steam/laze plume blowing onshore. USGS image taken June 15, 2018.

View of a spatter cone
June 15, 2018

Kīlauea Volcano — Spatter Cone Building

Lava fountains from Fissure 8 reach heights of 200 ft overnight. The cinder and spatter cone that is building around

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June 15, 2018

Kīlauea Volcano — Halema`uma`u Crater Enlargement

This animated GIF shows a sequence of radar amplitude images that were acquired by the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana CosmoSkyMed satellite system. The images illustrate changes to the 

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seismologists install a nodal geophone on Kīlauea's lower East Rift Zone
June 15, 2018

seismologists install a nodal geophone on Kīlauea's lower East Rift Zo

University of Utah seismologists install a nodal geophone on Kīlauea's lower East Rift Zone in June 2018. This instrument was part of a network of 82 seismometers deployed temporarily this summer to help scientists study the magma transport system beneath the volcano's eruption sites.

June 15, 2018

Live stream camera captures subsidence at Halema‘uma‘u

On June 15, 2018, a small explosion occurred at Kīlauea's summit at 11:56:39 AM HST. The event was captured by a live streaming camera and that footage is presented in this video clip. The 

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View of a fissure with lava and steam coming out
June 14, 2018

Kīlauea Volcano — Fissure 8 Cone Building

The Fissure 8 viewed from the north at 7:50 AM. The cone is roughly 50 m (165 ft) high at is peak, and a plume of sulfur dioxide and other volcanic gases rises as an orange tinge from the erupting lava fountains (hidden within the cone). Lava is still flowing out of the ventunabated as a full channel. To the left of the cone, a standing wave of lava can be seen in the

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Aerial view of laze plumes at ocean entry point
June 14, 2018

Kīlauea Volcano — Laze Plumes

Several laze plumes rise along the ocean entry margin as break outs feed many small and large flows. The largest Pāhoehoe breakout area is on the northern margin of the flow.

Aerial of lava breakouts along ocean entry.
June 14, 2018

Kīlauea Volcano — Pāhoehoe Breakouts

A close up view of the pāhoehoe breakouts along the northern ocean entry.

June 14, 2018

USGS Status Update of Kīlauea Volcano - June 14, 2018

USGS Hawaiian Volcan Observatory, Status of Kīlauea Volcano, June 14, 2018, Jessica Ball, USGS Volcanologist.
 

June 14, 2018

Kīlauea Volcano — Fissure 8 Flow: From Vent to Sea

A helicopter overflight video of the lower East Rift Zone on June 14, 2018, around 6:00 AM, shows lava 

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Recent earthquake highlights one of Hawai‘i's most hazardous faults...
February 18, 2016

On Friday, February 12, at 9:23 a.m., HST, a magnitude-4.1 earthquake occurred beneath Kīlauea Volcano's south flank.

USGS
February 12, 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.1 earthquakelocated beneath Kīlauea Volcano's south flank on Friday, February 12, 2016, at 9:23 a.m., HST. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake. 

Prodigious plumes present provocative puzzle...
February 11, 2016

In recent weeks, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) has received a number of calls from local residents saying essentially: "Hey, is something up with Kīlauea's eruptions? The plumes at Halema‘uma‘u and Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō seem to be enormous lately."

Why you've never heard of Hilo's Kalanakamaa gulch...
February 4, 2016

In 1880–1881, a lava flow from Mauna Loa came very close to entering Hilo Bay.

A geological tour of the Hawaiian Islands: Hawai‘i...
January 28, 2016

As the 2016 Volcano Awareness Month comes to an end, so too does our series of "Volcano Watch" articles exploring the geology of the Hawaiian Islands. This week, we conclude our journey with the Island of Hawai‘i.

A geologic tour of the Hawaiian Islands: Maui...
January 21, 2016

As part of Volcano Awareness Month, our January "Volcano Watch" articles are taking us on a geologic tour of the Hawaiian Islands. Today's stop: Maui, as well as the islands of Lāna‘i, Moloka‘i, and Kaho‘olawe, all of which form Maui County.

A geologic tour of the Hawaiian Islands: O‘ahu...
January 14, 2016

January is Volcano Awareness Month, during which our "Volcano Watch" articles are exploring the geology of the Hawaiian Islands. The series continues this week with a look at O‘ahu.

Image: USGS Scientists Engaged in Field Work on the Aleutian Islands
January 12, 2016

New evidence for frequent large tsunamis at a remote island near Dutch Harbor, Alaska provides geological data to aid tsunami hazard preparedness efforts around the Pacific Rim. 

A geologic tour of the Hawaiian Islands: Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau...
January 7, 2016

Welcome to the 7th annual Volcano Awareness Month on the Island of Hawai‘i!

USGS
December 1, 2015

A newly published, three-volume “Remote Sensing Handbook” is a comprehensive coverage of all remote sensing topics written by over 300 leading global experts.

Several small collapses as summit lava lake slowly drops...
October 14, 2015

Several small collapses as summit lava lake slowly drops

USGS science for a changing world logo
October 1, 2015

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — A new study shows that the combined effect of storm-induced wave-driven flooding and sea level rise on island atolls may be more severe and happen sooner than previous estimates of inundation predicted by passive “bathtub” modeling for low-lying atoll islands, and especially at higher sea levels forecasted for the future due to climate change.