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April 27, 2017

Volcano Activity Update: April 27, 2017

Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated in concert with summit inflation and deflation, ranging 43 to 72 feet below the vent rim.
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April 27, 2017

The Mystery Haze of 1950…

On June 13, 1950, Honolulu was suddenly blanketed by the thickest haze seen since recordkeeping began there in 1906...
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April 21, 2017

Volcano Activity Update: April 20, 2017

On the East Rift Zone, the 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna and surface breakouts downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.
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April 21, 2017

HVO Volunteer Receives ‘Citizen’s Award for Exceptional Service’

Ever since he learned about Parícutin’s eruption in a cornfield in Michoacán, Mexico, as a youngster, Ben has been fascinated by volcanoes.
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April 18, 2017

Volcano Overflight: Lava Bench Now Spans Several Acres

"Pele's flows continue to pour lava into the ocean in a more traditional wide entry..."
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April 13, 2017

What’s Hot and What’s Not in Lava Field Fashion

Here are some tips from for essential lava field fashion from the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists who walk miles on Kīlauea lava flows
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April 13, 2017

Volcano Activity Update: April 13, 2017

During the past week, more than 150 earthquakes were located beneath the upper west flank of the volcano with a peak of just under 60 quakes on April 8.
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April 10, 2017

Volcano Overflight: ‘Ghost from Pac-Man?’

"A larger tube opening from the main conduit was found at the bottom of the Pali and looked like the ghost from Pac-Man!"
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April 06, 2017

Volcano Activity Update: April 6, 2017

The 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean and building a small delta near Kamokuna.
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April 06, 2017

HVO Celebrates Career of Geochemist Jeff Sutton

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory staff, alumni and friends recently gathered to honor the long and fruitful career of Jeff Sutton, our recently retired colleague.
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April 04, 2017

Kīlauea Lava Ocean Entry Safety Zone Admittance Requirements

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has outlined the requirements to request entrance to the Kīlauea lava ocean entry temporary safety zone.
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April 03, 2017

Volcano Overflight: Dozens of Lava Rivulets Flow Into Ocean

The firehose and lava column entering the ocean for the past three months have now reverted to a more traditional wide entry...
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March 31, 2017

Bogoslof Volcano, Alaska: Ongoing Eruption Through Bering Sea

Hawai‘i is not the only island in the United States with an ongoing eruption involving hot lava and cold water.
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March 31, 2017

Volcano Activity Update: March 20, 2017

The 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna and small surface breakouts downslope of Puʻu ʻŌʻō on the pali and the coastal plain.
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March 28, 2017

Safety Zone Established Around Lava Ocean Entry

The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone today for the navigable waters surrounding the Kīlauea Volcano active lava ocean entry at Kamokuna.
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