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

New Species Discovered in Lava Tubes

Lava tubes on different parts of Hawaiʻi Island harbor numerous species that are new to science.
March 11, 2019

VOLCANO WATCH: How Lava Flow Thickness is Measured

Eruption rate is probably the best measure of volcanic activity, and the first step in that calculation is to measure lava flow thickness and area.
March 07, 2019

Kīlauea Eruption First Time Feds Use Drones in Response

The 2018 Kīlauea eruption marked the first time the federal government used Unmanned Aircraft Systems to assist in an eruption response in the United States.
March 06, 2019

VOLCANO WATCH: How Do Lava Flows Cool & How Long Does it Take

Questions have surfaced concerning how long it will take for the new lava flows to solidify.
March 01, 2019

VOLCANO WATCH: How C02 Provides Clues on Depth of Magma

The latest edition of HVO’s Volcano Watch discusses carbon dioxide (CO2) and how it provides clues about the depth of magma.
February 26, 2019

New Map Shows Lava Flow Thickness in Lower East Rift Zone

Data depicted on this preliminary map of Kīlauea lower East Rift Zone  lava flow thicknesses are subject to change.
February 21, 2019

VIDEO: New Roads Being Built on Lava Fields

Videographer Mick Kalber released a video of an overflight of the East Rift Zone with Paradise Helicopters on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.
February 20, 2019

HVO Scientists Continue to Monitor Kīlauea Volcano

Kīlauea has been relatively quiet since September 2018.
February 20, 2019

VOLCANO WATCH: Why Some Hawai‘i Quakes Occur Offshore

Earthquakes in Hawai‘i are intimately related to the volcanoes.
February 14, 2019