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Date published: May 21, 2020

Volcano Watch — Several notable Kīlauea anniversaries occur at the end of May

The past two years of "Volcano Watch" articles from late May focused on commemorating the 49th and 50th anniversaries of the Mauna Ulu eruption. However, the end of May has several other notable Kīlauea eruption beginnings, changes, and endings. Here we reflect on some selected anniversaries spanning 1823–2018.

Date published: May 15, 2020

Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 15, 2020

Wide view of the 2018 summit collapse from the south rim

Date published: May 13, 2020

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park (HAVO) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Seek Community Input

Public input is needed for the proposed HAVO Disaster Recovery Project following the 2018 Kīlauea eruption and summit collapse.

Date published: May 11, 2020

Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 11, 2020

No significant changes at Kīlauea summit

Date published: May 3, 2020

Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 3, 2020

A look back at Halema‘uma‘u two years ago

Date published: May 1, 2020

History of Innovation Leads to Cutting-Edge Technique for Sampling Water Deep Within Kīlauea’s Volcanic Crater

This month marks the second anniversary of the largest rift zone eruption and summit collapse at Kīlauea Volcano in 200 years. In 2018, scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaii Volcano Observatory monitored more than 60 collapse events at the summit that caused the floor of Halema‘uma‘u crater to drop about 1600 feet, or more than five times the height of the Statue of Liberty.

Date published: April 30, 2020

Volcano Watch — Looking for maps? GIS data? Try the HVO publications page!

Many messages to AskHVO (askHVO@usgs.gov) request resources relating to geologic maps and geographic information systems (GIS) data. "Is there a map of a certain ...

Date published: April 23, 2020

Volcano Watch — Increasing magma pressure most likely culprit in triggering the 2018 Kīlauea eruption

This week, many of us read news coverage of a recent study suggesting that unusually heavy rainfall triggered the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea. To address possible heightened concern about this correlation, this week's Volcano Watch offers comments based on HVO's collective scientific understanding of Kīlauea.

Date published: April 21, 2020

Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - April 21, 2020

Continued slow rise of water in Halema‘uma‘u

Date published: April 13, 2020

Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - April 13, 2020

Changes in color at Kīlauea's summit water pond are common