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Date published: July 20, 2010

Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 20, 2010

FLows continue to be active along Highway 137

Date published: July 17, 2010

Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 17, 2010

Flows reached Kalapana access road

Date published: July 15, 2010

Volcano Watch — Reduced sulfur dioxide emissions from Kīlauea's east rift have some fans cheering

Like the delicate interplay between the Spanish and Dutch soccer players in the final game of the World Cup, competing forces shape our island environment and control prevailing conditions.

Date published: July 14, 2010

Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 14, 2010

Thermal images showing the active flows coming down the pali and at Halema`uma`u

Date published: July 8, 2010

Volcano Watch — Halema‘uma‘u's fickle lava pond has been unusually steady recently

If you have visited the HVO Web site recently, you may have noticed that the Halema‘uma‘u Overlook Webcam has shown exceptional views of the lava pond within the Halema‘uma‘u vent cavity.

Date published: July 8, 2010

Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 8, 2010

Aerial photo looking directly into a skylight

Date published: May 27, 2010

Volcano Watch — Petrologic Monitoring of Kīlauea Volcano: An update for "Rockhounds"

Petrology is literally the "study of rocks," and looking carefully at the rocks coming out of a volcano is necessary in order to understand what's happening on the inside.

Date published: May 20, 2010

Volcano Watch — Kīlauea Volcano has been erupting for a long, long time

On May 21, 2010, Kīlauea Volcano's ongoing eruption reached a milestone:
10,000 days!

Date published: May 13, 2010

Volcano Watch — Over the Edge, or the Webcam Takes a Plunge

At HVO's Monday meeting, geologist Tim Orr updated the staff on current eruption conditions at Kīlauea's summit, east rift zone vents and flow field.

Date published: April 22, 2010

Volcano Watch — Is Kīlauea east rift eruption running out of gas?

Regular visitors to HVO's daily update Web page might notice what seems like a minor change in one of Kīlauea two ongoing eruptions. While sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from Kīlauea summit continue at substantially elevated levels, the amount being released from the east rift has declined substantially in recent months.

Date published: April 8, 2010

Volcano Watch — What caused Kīlauea to lose its top in about 1500?

All of us lose something as we age, and, about 500 years ago, Kīlauea lost its top. The summit collapsed to form a precipitous hole, known as a caldera, about 3 km (2 miles) across and probably more than 600 m (2,000 feet) deep.

Date published: March 25, 2010

Volcano Watch — Earth has just a handful of long-lived lava lakes

What volcanic locale do the following characteristics describe?