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Date published: December 27, 2007

Volcano Watch — 25 years of eruption: Looking back and ahead

January 3, 2008, marks the 25th anniversary of Kīlauea's ongoing Pu`u O`o-Kupaianaha eruption.

Date published: December 13, 2007

Volcano Watch — Kīlauea's latest activity rates special session at international meeting

Last weekend, seven staff members of the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) fled the stormy weather of the Big Island for the sunny, if chilly climes of San Francisco. The purpose of their trip was to participate in an annual meeting held by the American Geophysical Union.

Date published: December 1, 2007

Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - December 1, 2007

TEB effusion and partial rootless shield flank failure.

Date published: November 21, 2007

Volcano Watch — Eruption rate for July-August lava flows was high but may have diminished toward the previous long-term rate

The ongoing eruption of Kīlauea has spewed forth nearly 58 million cubic meters (76 million cubic yards) of lava in the days between July 21 and October 16, 2007, the early days of volcanic episode 58.

Date published: November 21, 2007

USGS HVO Press Release — Lava Bypasses July 21 Channel and Erupts from Channel Flank

At approximately 6 am this morning, lava began erupting from the south flank of the perched channel nearly directly over fissure D, the original July 21 eruption vent.

Date published: November 15, 2007

Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - November 15, 2007

Episodic spattering in the Episode 58 lava channel.

Date published: November 8, 2007

Volcano Watch — Perched lava channel elevates the flows

Despite the potential hazards, the ongoing eruption from Kīlauea's east rift zone is a remarkable and fascinating sight.

Date published: November 1, 2007

Volcano Watch — Changes in lava flows intensify questions to scientists

As soon as lava began flowing on the north side of Kīlauea's east rift zone from a new vent on July 21, questions arose among residents of the Puna District.

Date published: October 26, 2007

USGS HVO Press Release — Magnitude-4.0 Earthquake beneath the South Flank of Kīlauea Volcano

A magnitude-4.0 earthquake was located beneath the south flank of Kīlauea Volcano by the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) on Thursday, October 25, at 6:57 p.m. HST.

Date published: October 11, 2007

Volcano Watch — At Kīlauea, it's always "Time to make the doughnuts"

Some years ago, a series of commercials for a popular doughnut shop was aired on television. In the scene, Fred the baker would leave his house early in the day, reciting the line "Time to make the doughnuts," and would return late in the day, depleted, saying "I made the doughnuts."

Date published: October 4, 2007

Volcano Watch — How much lava is being erupted at the July 21 fissure?

This has been a popular question posed by scientist and citizen alike but is currently a difficult one to answer accurately. It is also one of the most important quantities to monitor during an eruption. For example, the advance rate and ultimate length of `a`a flows are controlled by eruption rate.

Date published: September 20, 2007

Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - September 20, 2007

Dome fountain over Fissure D vent of the Episode 58 eruption.