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Date published: January 3, 1992

Volcano Watch — Eruption's 10th year begins

Nine years ago on January 3, 1983, the ongoing eruption on the East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano began when a discontinuous 3.7-mile long series of fissures opened in, and downrift of Napau Crater. 
 

Date published: December 27, 1991

Volcano Watch — Scientists predicting lava flow shift from Kupaianaha vent

Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt from the Kupaianaha vent on the East Rift Zone. The volume of lava moving down the Waha`ula lava tube from the Kupaianaha vent has decreased slowly since April 1991, with a short sharp decrease and subsequent increase during and after episode 49 in November.

Date published: December 20, 1991

Volcano Watch — Earthquake swarm felt at Lo`ihi seamount

During a typical week, 300-400 located earthquakes occur beneath the Big Island, as recorded on the U.S. Geological Survey's seismic network. However, only a few have magnitudes greater than 3.0, roughly the threshold for felt earthquakes. 

Date published: December 13, 1991

Volcano Watch — Volcano Watch (no. 7)

Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt from the Kupaianaha vent on the East Rift Zone. The episode 49 fissure that opened between Pu`u `O`o and Kupaianaha on November 8 remains inactive.

Date published: December 8, 1991

Volcano Watch — Eruption continuing at Kīlauea, but little action seen

Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt from the Kupaianaha vent on the East Rift Zone, while the episode 49 fissure that opened between Pu`u `O`o and Kupaianaha on Friday, Nov. 8, has shut down in the last few days. 

Date published: November 29, 1991

Volcano Watch — Volcano Watch (no. 5)

Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt from both the Kupaianaha vent on the East Rift Zone and from the new episode 49 fissure located between Pu`u `O`o and Kupaianaha. The output of lava from each vent continues to decline, with the output from Kupaianaha nearly stopped. 

Date published: November 22, 1991

Volcano Watch — Volcano Watch (no. 4)

Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt from both the Kupaianaha vent on the East Rift Zone and from a new fissure that opened the morning of November 8th between Pu`u `O`o and Kupaianaha. 
 

Date published: November 15, 1991

Volcano Watch — Volcano Watch (no. 3)

The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt from both the Kupaianaha vent on the East Rift Zone and from a new fissure that opened between Pu`u `O`o and Kupaianaha on [Friday] Nov. 8 before dawn. 
 

Date published: November 8, 1991

Volcano Watch (no. 2)

Volcano Watch is a weekly article and activity update written by U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and colleagues.

Date published: November 8, 1991

Volcano Watch — Volcano Watch (no. 2)

The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt from the Kupaianaha vent on the East Rift Zone and from a new fissure that opened Friday morning between Pu`u `O`o and Kupaianaha.

Date published: November 3, 1991

Volcano Watch (no. 1)

Volcano Watch is a weekly article and activity update written by U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and colleagues.

Date published: November 3, 1991

Volcano Watch — Volcano Watch (no. 1)

The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt from the Kupaianaha vent on the East Rift Zone. Active flows are located along the western edge of the flow field between the 1,100- and the 60-foot elevation.