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Date published: September 10, 2020

Volcano Watch — On the surface of Kīlauea's new landscape, a story is told

Kīlauea's 2018 summit collapse dramatically transformed the geometry and appearance of Halema‘uma‘u crater and Kīlauea caldera. Last week's "Volcano Watch" article described how the 2018 events impacted the magma plumbing system beneath the surface of Kīlauea's summit. This week, we'll explore how the...

Date published: September 8, 2020

New USGS Data Release - Campaign GPS measurements on the Island of Hawai‘i collected by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory in 2019

The USGS has recently published a "Campaign GPS measurements on the Island of Hawai‘i collected by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory in 2019." This data release includes all 2019 campaign survey GPS sites on Kīlauea and Mauna Loa on the Island of Hawai‘i; it also includes semi-permanent stations in Kīlauea's Middle...

Date published: September 8, 2020

New USGS Data Release - Sulfur dioxide emission rates from Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaii, 2008-2013

The USGS has recently published a data release that completes the 1979–2018 sulfur dioxide emission rate record for Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaii. Kīlauea Volcano on the Island of Hawai‘i, has one of the longest running volcanic sulfur dioxide gas (SO2) emission rate records in the world.

Date published: September 3, 2020

Volcano Watch — Underneath Kīlauea’s new landscape, the magma plumbing keeps working

Last week, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park was able to open the Kīlauea Overlook to the public for the first time since the lower East Rift Zone eruption and summit collapse in 2018.  The viewing location offers a new perspective on the breathtaking summit collapse structures and the major changes those collapses had on Kīlauea’s landscape.  

Date published: August 25, 2020

Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - August 25, 2020

 

No significant changes at Kīlauea's summit water lake

Date published: August 20, 2020

Volcano Watch — Doppler radar in Ka‘ū: more than a weather radar

Driving Highway 11 from Volcano to Wai‘ōhinu on sunny, vog-free days, it's hard to miss that bright white soccer ball on the slope of Mauna Loa above Pāhala Town.

Date published: August 7, 2020

Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - August 7, 2020

 

Rainbow over Halema‘uma‘u and the water lake

Date published: August 6, 2020

Volcano Watch — How hot is Kīlauea's summit water lake?

The recent first anniversary of the appearance of water at Kīlauea's summit is a reminder of how much has changed since the end of the 2018 eruption and summit collapse.

Date published: August 1, 2020

USGS HVO Press Release—Magnitude-4.2 earthquake northeast of Pāhala, Island of Hawai‘i

The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.2 earthquake located on the south part of the Island of Hawai‘i on Monday, August 1, at 10:03 a.m., HST.
 

Date published: July 31, 2020

Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 31, 2020

 

Timelapse showing typical activity at Kīlauea's summit water lake

Date published: July 30, 2020

Volcano Watch — Kīlauea Volcano's summit water lake is one-year old

On July 25, 2019, ponded water was first observed within Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano. Over the past twelve months, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) has watched this amazing body of water grow from a nascent pond into a veritable lake, the first observed within Kīlauea...