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Large rocks on the parking lot
June 7, 2018

Kīlauea Volcano — Large Rocks on Parking Lot

Many large blocks appeared to be in depressions in the ash, but upon closer examination, it was concluded that wind had winnowed ash from around the blocks, creating a false impression that the depressions were made by impact. In places, ash has accumulated on the upwind sides and been removed from the downwind sides of the ballistics, giving a smooth streamlined

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animated gif of crater
June 7, 2018

Kīlauea Volcano — Satellite Radar of Crater Slumping

This animated GIF shows a sequence of radar amplitude images that were acquired by the Italian Space Agency's Cosmo-SkyMed satellite system. The images illustrate changes to the 

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June 7, 2018

Kīlauea Volcano — Clear Views Into Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

Clear conditions at Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō provided good views into the crater. The crater floor collapsed, and the lava lake drained, a little more than a month ago. The crater now has a funnel-shape

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June 7, 2018

USGS Status Update of Kīlauea Volcano - June 7, 2018

USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Status of Kīlauea Volcano, June 7, 2018. Jessica Ball, USGS Volcanologist.

June 6, 2018

USGS Status Update of Kīlauea Volcano - June 6, 2018

USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Status of Kīlauea Volcano, 9:30am HST, June 6, 2018, Jessica Ball, USGS Volcanologist
 

Satellite images of Kilauea
June 6, 2018

Kīlauea Volcano — Satellite Imagery Fissure 8

The International Charter for Space and Major Disasters (https://disasterscharter.org/) is a means for space agencies around the world to help with disaster monitoring by providing satellite data to responders and scientists on the ground. The charter was invoked for recent eruptive activity at Kīlauea, and numerous space

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Aerial of lower east rift zone
June 6, 2018

Kīlauea Volcano — Lower East Rift Zone

This view, looking south at Kīlauea's lower East Rift Zone, was captured during HVO's 6:00 a.m. HST helicopter overflight today. It shows continued fountaining of fissure 8 and the lava flow channel fed by it. 

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Fish eye lens view of Kapoho Bay
June 6, 2018

Kīlauea Volcano — Lava Delta at Kapoho Bay

This fish-eye view of the lava delta filling the former Kapoho Bay shows that while the delta margin nearest the ocean has cooled somewhat, the lava flow front is still very hot and producing laze (lava haze). Laze is a local hazard composed of acidic gases and volcanic glass fragments and should be avoided.

Plume from crater
June 6, 2018

Kīlauea Volcano — Halema`uma`u Explosion (June 6)

On June 6, at 4:07 p.m. HST, an explosion within Halema‘uma‘u sent an ash and gas 

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Laze plume from former Kapoho Bay
June 6, 2018

Kīlauea Volcano — Laze Plume in Former Kapoho Bay

A robust laze (lava haze) plume rises from the northern side of the fissure 8 

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Kīlauea lower East Rift Zone lava flows and fissures, June 6, 12:00...
June 6, 2018

Kīlauea LERZ lava flows and fissures, June 6, 12:00 p.m.

Map as of 12:00 p.m. (noon) HST, June 6, 2018. Given the dynamic nature of Kīlauea's lower East Rift Zone eruption, with changing vent locations, fissures starting and stopping, and varying rates of lava effusion, map details shown here are accurate as of the date/time noted. Shaded purple areas indicate lava flows erupted in 1840, 1955, 1960, and 2014-2015.

June 6, 2018

Kīlauea Volcano — USA Overlight of Lower East Rift Zone

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) conducted a mission on Kīlauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone to collect video of flowing lava in the upper lava channel of fissure 8. Scientists use the video to assess lava flow velocities, which are measured by tracking surface features in the stationary video view. Using UAS for this type of investigation has many advantages because the

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Zooming in on the lava lake, a closer camera view of the spattering...
August 23, 2016

Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake puts on a good show today

Measuring how much lava is flowing through the 61g tube...
August 19, 2016

Measuring how much lava is flowing through the 61g tube

White gas plume rising straight up from Kilauea Volcano summit with distant, bright, full moon.
August 18, 2016

New informational products about the health hazards of volcanic air pollution known as “vog,” are available through a new interagency partnership.

August 6 explosive event at Kīlauea Volcano's summit just one among...
August 18, 2016

The explosive event at Halema‘uma‘u Crater's lava lake on August 6, 2016, was the latest in a series that began in 2008. It is useful to view the event in the context of the entire series and to consider if another is likely.

USGS HVO geochemist measuring gases released from Kīlauea with a Fo...
August 18, 2016

New informational products about the health hazards of volcanic air pollution known as "vog," are available through a new interagency partnership.

Aerial video of Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake posted for your ...
August 17, 2016

Aerial video of Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake posted for your viewing pleasure

White gas plume rising straight up from Kilauea Volcano summit with distant, bright, full moon.
August 16, 2016

Reporters are invited to attend a telephone press conference on Thursday, August 18, 2016, 2:00 p.m. HST, about new informational resources regarding vog and related health concerns in Hawaii. 

The beauty of Kīlauea Volcano's eastern Kamokuna ocean entry can be...
August 16, 2016

Hazards associated with the Kamokuna ocean entry an ongoing concern

The explosive event blanketed the rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater with a...
August 11, 2016

At 10:02 p.m., HST, on Saturday, August 6, a section of altered, thermally-stressed rock enclosing the Halema‘uma‘u Crater lava lake detached from the vent wall and plummeted into the molten lava. 

Explosive event at Kīlauea Volcano's summit...
August 8, 2016

Explosive event at Kīlauea Volcano's summit