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March 24, 2017

Volcanic Explosions Provide Foundation for Agriculture

Around Pāhala are several ash layers composed of fine-grained volcanic deposits, generally called “soil.”
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March 24, 2017

Volcano Activity Update: March 23, 2017

Three earthquakes were reported felt on the Island of Hawai‘i during the past week.
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March 16, 2017

9th Anniversary of Kīlauea’s Halemaʻumaʻu Crater Eruption

Kīlauea Volcano’s summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu Crater began in March 2008.
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March 16, 2017

Volcano Activity Update: March 16, 2017

During the past week, Kīlauea has continued to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone.
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March 09, 2017

Volcano Activity Update: March 9, 2017

The 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna and surface breakouts downslope of Puʻu ʻŌʻō on the pali and the coastal plain.
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March 09, 2017

Recent Collapses at Ocean Entry Underscore Ongoing Hazard

Lava deltas are inherently unstable. The sea cliff near the ocean entry remains unstable and further collapses could occur at any time.
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March 05, 2017

Flurry of 31 Earthquakes at Kīlauea Volcano

A sequence of 31 earthquakes over a period of about 42 minutes starting just before 6 a.m. HST Sunday morning, March 5, 2017, according to the USGS/HVO.
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March 03, 2017

Pulsing Magma Supply Detected at Kīlauea

This is the story of how a new concept—slowly pulsing magma supply to Kīlauea—emerged from observations of the Overlook lava lake in Halemaʻumaʻu.
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March 02, 2017

Volcano Activity Update: March 2, 2017

On Monday, Feb. 27, at 4:34 p.m. HST, a magnitude 2.8 earthquake occurred 4.9 miles west-northwest of the Mauna Kea summit.
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February 23, 2017

Remotely Measuring the Temperature of Kīlauea Lava

One of the most important characteristics of active lava is its eruption temperature.
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February 16, 2017

NASA Practices for Mars Mission on Kīlauea Volcano

A simulated Mars landing mission unfolded on Kīlauea Volcano for two weeks in September 2016.
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February 09, 2017

NASA Simulates Future Satellite Images Above Hawaii Volcanoes

From late January through February 2017, NASA is conducting this high-altitude airborne remote sensing data collection campaign over the State of Hawai‘i.
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February 03, 2017

Kīlauea: Home to First Volcano Observatory in U.S.

The story of HVO goes back to 1909, when a geologist named Thomas A. Jaggar visited Kīlauea for the first time.
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May 26, 2016

New Puʻu ʻŌʻō Breakouts Remain Active

The two new lava flows that broke out from Puʻu ʻŌʻō on May 24 remain active.
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May 24, 2016

UPDATE: New Puʻu ʻŌʻō Breakouts

Scientists at HVO say that at about 6:50 a.m., the two lava flows broke out from flanks of the cone.
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