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Date published: January 26, 2008

Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - January 26, 2008

TEB rootless shield flank failure.

Date published: January 24, 2008

Volcano Watch — Rootless Shields are Not a Gang of Nomadic Warriors

Until last November, the current eruption was characterized by a perched lava channel. The fissure system that opened up just east of Pu`u `O`o on July 21, 2007 issued lava into an open channel that frequently overflowed. These lava overflows, over time, built confining levees that elevated, or perched, the lava stream more than 30 m (100 feet) above the pre-July 21 ground level.

Date published: January 17, 2008

Volcano Watch — Royal Gardens is No Stranger to Lava Flows

Royal Gardens subdivision was back in the news again this past week as a lava flow from the July 21 fissure advanced to within 300 m (985 ft) of the uppermost cross street.

Date published: January 10, 2008

Volcano Watch — Why do most east-rift eruptions start along the lower Chain of Craters?

The Father's Day eruption last June occurred in the most frequently active segment of Kīlauea's east rift zone. What is this segment, and why are eruptions so common there?

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.