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Date published: April 3, 2008

Volcano Watch — Is Pele teasing us, revealing yet another facet of her personality?

Hundreds of visitors are driving to Kalapana each day to see the ocean entries of Kīlauea's east-rift lava flows. As these visitors watch the flows, they may be under the impression that the hazards are calculable and that slow and steady streams of lava into the ocean characterize the nature of eruptions at Kīlauea.

Date published: March 28, 2008

Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - March 28, 2008

Halema‘uma‘u plume captures the rainbow.

Date published: March 27, 2008

Dramatic Developments at Kilauea Volcano: Scientists Work to Keep Public Safe and Informed

Explosive eruptions and noxious gas emissions at Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii this week have prompted scientists to work around the clock to understand what will happen next and how to keep the public out of harm's way.

Date published: March 27, 2008

Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - March 27, 2008

Plume turns from bright white to reddish-brown.

Date published: March 27, 2008

Volcano Watch — A New Ash Plume Rises from Kīlauea's Summit

Last week's "Volcano Watch" detailed the development of the new gas vent - and small explosive eruption - on the south wall of Halema`uma`u Crater.

Date published: March 24, 2008

USGS HVO Press Release — Halema‘uma‘u Gas Plume Becomes Ash-laden

There is now continuous emission of ash from the new gas vent in Halema‘uma‘u Crater, turning the formerly white cloud of fume a dusty-brown color.

Date published: March 20, 2008

Volcano Watch — Something Had to Change After 25 Years

2008 will be known as the year that Kīlauea Volcano had a mid-life crisis. After 25 years of almost continuous, effusive eruption from its east rift zone, an incandescent gas vent mysteriously appeared in Halema`uma`u Crater sometime on March 11 or 12, and exploded early on the morning of March 19, 2008.

Date published: March 19, 2008

USGS HVO Press Release — Explosive Eruption in Halema‘uma‘u Crater, Kīlauea Volcano, Is First Since 1924

At 2:58 a.m. HST on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, a small explosion occurred at Halema‘uma‘u Crater at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Date published: March 14, 2008

USGS HVO Press Release — New Gas Vent in Halema‘uma‘u Crater Doubles Sulfur Dioxide Emission Rates

A prominent new gas vent broke through the lower east wall of Halema‘uma‘u this week, doubling the already elevated level of sulfur dioxide gas being emitted from the crater.

Date published: March 13, 2008

Volcano Watch — Pele Gives Plenty of Heat to Namakaokaha`i

Last week was a family reunion of sorts, as Pele met her sister, Namakaokaha`i, when lava from Kīlauea Volcano entered the ocean for the first time since June 2007.

Date published: March 6, 2008

Volcano Watch — Kīlauea Following One of Several Eruption Scenarios

Now that lava flows have reached the ocean below Royal Gardens subdivision, the concern 7 months ago of lava pouring northeast from a new vent toward Pahoa and Hawaiian Beaches is, for now, abated.

Date published: February 28, 2008

Volcano Watch — Pele Revisits Royal Gardens

After a few brief forays into the upper reaches of the Royal Gardens subdivision over the last several weeks, the Thanksgiving Eve Breakout (TEB) flow has mounted a new attack on this beleaguered development.