Kīlauea Eruption Triggered by Decade-Long Pressure Build-Up, Study Shows

The 2018 eruption of Kīlauea was triggered by a decade-long build-up of pressure in the upper parts of the volcano.
November 27, 2020

Volcano Watch: Remembering The Thanksgiving Eve Breakout From 2007

Although the TEB flow was much less destructive than the 2018 LERZ eruption, it nevertheless threatened homes in lower Puna for months.
November 25, 2020

How Has Topography Been Modeled at Hawai‘i’s Volcanoes?

In cartography and geographic analyses related to volcanoes, especially in Hawai‘i, there is perhaps nothing more important than having an accurate digital model of topography.
November 20, 2020

Volcano Watch: Using Hawaiian Eruptions to Understand volcanism in N. California

Some regions monitored by the volcano observatories had geologically ‘young’ eruptions that are nonetheless old enough to lack written documentation, eyewitnesses, or first-hand accounts.
November 13, 2020

Volcano Watch: Innovative Monitoring of Kīlauea’s Summit Water Lake

The water surface is a mosaic in constant motion, a scene that changes by the minute and hour. 
November 05, 2020

Volcano Watch: Seismic Swarms and Sulfur Smells, What is Happening at Kīlauea Volcano?

Between seismic swarms leading to sleepless nights, and sulfur smells leading to wrinkled noses, it has been a somewhat interesting week for Hawai‘i Island residents.
October 29, 2020

Volcano Watch: Charcoal Provides Understanding to Processes in Young Volcanic Terranes

One of the fundamental premises of geology is that the "key to understanding the future is to understand the past."
October 23, 2020

Volcano Watch: Crack Team of Geologists Measure the Koa‘e Fault System

The Koa‘e fault system connects Kīlauea’s East and Southwest Rift Zones south of the caldera.
October 15, 2020

Volcano Watch: Join Statewide Earthquake Preparedness Drill on Oct. 15

Major earthquakes cannot be predicted.
October 11, 2020

Volcano Watch: What Do Earthquake Measurements Mean?

By 1930, Hawai‘i had earthquake report cards that were distributed to the community by HVO staff for people to write detailed information about what they observed during earthquakes.
October 02, 2020