KILAUEA ERUPTIONTIMELINE

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May 31, 2018

Mandatory Evacuation Order in Effect for Leilani Estates
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that vigorous lava eruptions continue from the lower east rift zone fissure system in the area of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens.
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May 30, 2018

Kapoho Area Residents Advised to Evacuate
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that lava from several fissures continues to advance toward the Kapoho area.
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May 29, 2018

Extended Power Outages Will Affect Lower Puna
Hawai‘i Electric Light reports that the spread of erupting lava has destroyed Hawai‘i Electric Light equipment, causing outages in areas of lower Puna.
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May 28, 2018

New Map Shows Where Lava Flow Crossed Pohoiki Road
The U.S. Geological Survey released this map and these pictures of the East Rift Zone on Monday, May 28, 2018.
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May 27, 2018

Update on East Rift Zone: New Map Released
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that a fast moving pahoehoe flow from Fissure 8 is advancing on Nohea and Kupono Streets north of Leilani Street.
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May 26, 2018

Video: Pele Takes 82 Homes
Lava from Kīlauea Volcano’s current Leilani Estates Flow on the Big Island of Hawai‘i has now consumed 82 homes since the eruption began on May 3.
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May 25, 2018

2:30 PM: Kaupili, Mohala, Kahukai St. Residents Must Evacuate Now
Fissures 7 and 21 are feeding a perched lava pond and pāhoehoe flow heading east toward Kaupili, Mohala and Kahukai Streets in Leilani Estates.
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May 24, 2018

Kīlauea Summit Ash Eruption
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that an ash eruption at the Kīlauea summit occurred at about 6 p.m.
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May 23, 2018

Noon: Lava Eruption & Ash Emissions Continue
Eruption of lava and ground cracking continues in the area of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivision.
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May 22, 2018

Update and Pictures of East Rift Zone
The U.S. Geological Survey releases pictures of the current activity in the Lower East Rift Zone on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
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May 21, 2018

Another Eruption at Kīlauea Summit, Lava Crosses Onto PGV Property
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that eruptive lava activity at multiple fissures continues with one flow entering the ocean.
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May 20, 2018

Fissure 20 Lava Flow Reaches the Ocean
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that late last night, the fissure 20 lava flow reached the ocean.
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May 19, 2018

Aerial Views of Fissures and Flows
The U.S. Geological Survey released this video and photos of a helicopter overflight of a fast-moving lava flow emerging from fissure 20 on May 19, at 7:52 a.m.
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May 18, 2018

Fissure Activity Increases Overnight in Lower East Rift Zone
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that fissure activity in the Lower East Rift Zone increased Thursday, May 17, 2018.
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May 16, 2018

Lower East Rift Zone Fissures Continue Erupting
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the Lower East Rift Zone continues to erupt.
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May 15, 2018

New Map Shows Location of Lava Flow Spreading
The U.S.G.S. released this map of the East Rift Zone as of 6:45 a.m. May 15, 2018, shows the location of the ‘a‘ā lava flow spreading from fissure 17.
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May 14, 2018

Fissure 19 Emerges Near 15
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports a new fissure in Lanipuna Gardens Subdivision has opened between fissure 15 and 16.
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May 13, 2018

Fissure 18 Opens Between 16 & 17
Department of Public Works and police have verified reports of a new fissure, number 18, opening up on Halekamahina Loop Road.
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May 12, 2018

Fissure 16 Venting Lava Spatter
Minor spattering activity has been reported from a new fissure, 16, that has opened about 6:45 this morning about 1 mile northeast of fissure 15.
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May  9, 2018

Officials Share Updates on Kīlauea's Activity & Impacts
The morning session included HVO's scientific monitoring of the volcano and current activity, impacts at HVNP and Civil Defense advice for residents.
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May  8, 2018

New Vents Continue to Release Hazardous Gases
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory confirms two new vents, both have paused but continue to release hazardous gases
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May  6, 2018

New Fissure, Some Leilani Residents can Retrieve Items
Civil Defense update for Sunday May 6, 2018 at 8:15 a.m.
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May  5, 2018

USGS Map Shows Location of 8 Fissures
U.S. Geological Survey update for Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 11:54 a.m.
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May  4, 2018

New Lava Fissures Open in Leilani Estates
A new lava fissure (Fissure 2) commenced around 1:00 am HST on Kīlauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone on Makamae and Leilani Streets in the Leilani Estates subdivision.

 


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