VOLCANO WATCH: Kīlauea Changes Were Not Unexpected

Since the morning of Aug. 4, 2018, activity at Kīlauea Volcano’s summit and its lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) has diminished dramatically—and the slowdown continues.
August 09, 2018

HVO VOLCANO WATCH: How Long Will it Last?

“How long will it last?” is one of the most challenging questions asked about a volcanic eruption, including Kīlauea Volcano’s current lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) eruption.
August 02, 2018

USGS: Possible Outcomes at Kīlauea Caldera

The USGS ranks future possibilities in qualitative terms of likelihood based on its understanding of current data.
July 30, 2018

What’s Happening Inside Kīlauea, July 27

“What’s happening inside the volcano?” is just one of many questions asked about Kīlauea’s ongoing Lower East Rift Zone eruption.
July 27, 2018

Experts Talk About Effect of Kīlauea’s Current Eruption on Marine Life

Meteorologist Malika Dudley shares how ocean creatures were impacted by the lava ocean entry along the Puna coastline of Hawai‘i Island.
July 26, 2018

USGS HVO Volcano Watch

Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone eruption has destroyed more than 700 structures, covered more than 12.4 sq miles of land with black lava, and added about 700 acres of new land to the island.
July 20, 2018

Kīlauea: Scientists Explain What’s Happening Beneath the Sea Surface

Mahalo to Paradise Helicopters for the amazing doors-off overflight of the eruption zone. We captured images of the ocean entry which were used in this piece.
July 20, 2018

USGS HVO Volcano Watch

Volcano Watch is a weekly article and activity update written by U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and affiliates.
July 13, 2018

Kīlauea Volcano: How Long Will Current Eruption Last?

A USGS report to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park addressed time frames of activity for Kīlauea Volcano's summit and Lower East Rift Zone (LERZ).
July 13, 2018

How Does Kīlauea’s Activity Compare With Others Worldwide?

How does the current activity at Kīlauea caldera stack up against those of other volcanoes worldwide?
July 09, 2018