What Caused—or Did Not Cause—2018 Kīlauea Eruption?

Was the eruption caused by or related to geothermal drilling and energy production on Kīlauea's East Rift Zone?
April 19, 2019

HVO UPDATE: Kīlauea Will Erupt Again

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory released the following update on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
April 16, 2019

VOLCANO WATCH: Survey Helps Finalize USGS Lava Thickness Map

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) released a preliminary map of lava flow thicknesses for Kīlauea Volcano's 2018 lower East Rift Zone eruption.
April 11, 2019

HVO UPDATE: Low Rates of Seismicity Continue Across Volcano

The U.S. Geological Survey released the following weekly update on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
April 09, 2019

VOLCANO WATCH: Eruption Pause Provides Opportunity

The end of Kīlauea's 2018 eruption this past September was accompanied by an enormous decrease in the amount of sulfur dioxide gas (SO2) emitted from the volcano.
April 04, 2019

USGS Releases New Photos of Lower East Rift Zone

The U.S. Geological Survey released these photos of the Lower East Rift Zone taken on March 29, and April 2, 2019.
April 03, 2019

VOLCANO WATCH: Why Are New Outcrops So Important

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reports that a good field geologist is an opportunist.
March 28, 2019

HVO Lowering Alert Level From Advisory to Normal

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Kīlauea Volcano is quiet.
March 26, 2019

Rockfalls Continue to Change Shape of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

Models show Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō to be a little wider and not as deep as it used to be...
March 20, 2019

M5.5 Quake: A Bump in the Night Toward More Typical Seismic Background

To those who endured the near-daily shaking from last summer’s collapse events at Kīlauea’s summit, this week’s earthquake was clearly different.
March 15, 2019