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Date published: March 4, 1994

Volcano Watch — Eruption takes brief pause, then resumes

The 11-year-long eruption on Kīlauea's East Rift Zone took a brief pause on Thursday, but activity resumed within a matter of hours. 

Date published: February 18, 1994

Volcano Watch — Earthquake building tips for a hyper-seismic isle

Over the last several weeks, we have run suggestions of specific things that you can do to reduce your exposure to damage caused by earthquakes. 

Date published: February 11, 1994

Volcano Watch — Dangerous ledge collapses becoming more common

Lava from the 11-year long eruption along Kīlauea's East Rift Zone continues to pour into the ocean near Kamoamoa inside Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. 

Date published: January 21, 1994

Volcano Watch — Most of Hawaii is vulnerable to big LA-style earthquakes

A magnitude-6.6 earthquake devastated the Northridge area of Los Angeles on Monday, January 17, at 4:31 a.m. The extent and type of damage in the Los Angeles region caused by an earthquake of this magnitude has been shocking. 

Date published: January 14, 1994

Volcano Watch — Eleven years of activity at Kīlauea volcano - part II

Editor's note: The following is part two of an 11-year retrospective look at Kīlauea Volcano - October 1992 through the end of 1993.

Date published: January 7, 1994

Volcano Watch — Kīlauea: The longest and most destructive eruption

Editor's note: Today's "Volcano Watch" includes the first half of a 11-year retrospective of the Kīlauea eruption up to October 1992. Next week, the second half will cover the most recent volcanic action at Kīlauea.

Date published: December 23, 1993

Volcano Watch — 67,145 quakes recorded at HVO so far this year

The staff and associates of the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory extend a warm and cheerful holiday greeting to all of the faithful readers of our column.

Date published: December 10, 1993

Volcano Watch — 11th anniversary of Kīlauea eruption nears

The eruption on Kīlauea's East Rift Zone is rapidly approaching another milestone as its 11th anniversary takes place on January 3. This column will feature an extended summary of the eruption, which is by far the most long-lived during historic time.

Date published: December 3, 1993

Volcano Watch — Kīlauea's East Rift Zone activity likely to continue for decades

The recent history of Kīlauea has been pieced together from geologic mapping and dating, Hawaiian oral histories, and written observations made following the arrival of Christian missionaries in the 1820s.

Date published: November 26, 1993

Volcano Watch — From a puddle to Kīlauea: development of the world's most active volcano

All of the events that we experience at Kīlauea—eruptions at the summit and on the rift zones, intrusions of magma that don't reach the surface, earthquake swarms that accompany eruptions and intrusion, and the large earthquakes that accompany growth of the volcano and trigger landslides—are responses by the pile of layered lava to the unrelenting pressure of magma rising from below.

Date published: November 19, 1993

Volcano Watch — Ten years since last big quake; more are sure to come

Ten years ago on November 16, residents of Hawai`i were awakened by an earthquake at 6:13 a.m. The earthquake had a magnitude of 6.6 and was located beneath the Ka`oiki Fault Zone between the summits of Mauna Loa and Kīlauea Volcanoes.

Date published: November 13, 1993

Volcano Watch — Eruption provides dramatic viewing

The eruption from the episode 51 vents has continued without interruption since October 2. The flows crossed the Chain of Craters Road near Kamoamoa in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park on November 7, covered part of the archaeological ruins and entered the sea during the evening of November 8.