#2018 eruption

Buildings in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park damaged during 2018 eruption set for dismantling

The buildings to be taken down are located on the Uēkahuna bluff at the summit of Kīlauea. They are the former Jaggar Museum, and two buildings used by the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, the Okamura Building and the Geochemistry Annex.

Major construction begins at Kīlauea summit in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Contractors have fenced off Jaggar Museum, the former US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory buildings at Uēkahuna and part of the parking lot.

Hawai‘i County announces second-round recipients for Kīlauea Recovery Grant Program

Hawai‘i County officially announced the recipients of the second round of grants awarded for the Kīlauea Recovery Grant Program totaling $3.3 million.

Big Island’s Pohoiki boat ramp — landlocked by 2018 Kīlauea eruption — could reopen by end of 2024

If everything goes smoothly, a planned $5.4 million dredging project could begin as early as next February or March and be finished within 6 to 9 months to restore ocean access to the Puna community.

Bill’s passage puts Hawai‘i County in position for next round of Kīlauea recovery grants

Bill 56 establishes standards for how the County awards what’s left of $20 million in flexible funding it received in 2019 from the Hawai‘i Legislature to assist with recovery efforts, as well as any future relief funds.

5 years ago on Big Island: ‘Eruption in Leilani, no joke. Lava is coming out right now.’

Exactly five years ago, Kīlauea began to spew lava that would prove to be the most destructive eruption in Hawai‘i in two centuries.

5 years after Kīlauea eruption created new beach, Pohoiki boat ramp remains landlocked

It’s been almost five years since the 2018 lower East Rift Zone eruption of Kīlauea volcano and resulting lava flow landlocked the Pohoiki boat ramp, yet the battle continues for funding to dredge the beach and reopen access to the ocean.

Mitch Roth emphasizes sustainability in his State of Hawaiʻi County address

Throughout his 45-minute 2023 State of the County address Monday, attended by dignitaries including Hawai‘i County Council Chairwoman Heather Kimball and several Council members, Kaua‘i County Mayor Derek Kawakami, representatives of Maui County and Hawai‘i Gov. Josh Green, Hawai‘i Mayor Mitch Roth touched on several issues and topics, including affordable housing, homelessness, infrastructure, public transportation, economic development and public safety, among others.

Volcano Watch: The missing slow slip events on Kīlauea’s south flank

Over the past two decades, scientists and members of the public have anticipated the occurrence of slow slip events (SSEs) on Kīlauea’s south flank. These events are recorded by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s (HVO) continuous GPS network, which show as much as 2 cm (0.75 inches) of increased seaward motion of the flank over 2-3 days — equivalent to about a M6 earthquake.

Volcano Watch: Learning from the impacts of Kīlauea’s 2018 LERZ lava flows

More than 8,000 photographs taken before, during and after the eruption, along with satellite imagery, make up the largest available dataset of lava flow impacts in the world.

Research reveals Tonga eruption spawned massive phytoplankton bloom

The deposition of volcanic ash following the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai eruption was likely the most important source of nutrients responsible for massive phytoplankton growth.

Volcano Watch: The 2018 Eruption of Kīlauea Was Big on a Global Scale

The 2018 eruption of Kīlauea volcano had devastating effects on the lower Puna District, destroying hundreds of homes, burying subdivisions and permanently affecting the lives of thousands of residents. The voluminous lava flow had a major impact on the Island of Hawaiʻi, but how does it compare to other lava flow eruptions on Earth in recent history?

Environmental Assessment Underway for Puna Roads Impacted by 2018 Eruption

The county’s Department of Public Works, Department of Water Supply, Planning Department’s Disaster Recovery Division and Council Member Ashley Kierkiewicz convened a virtual meeting with 50 community members to report on the status of restoring road and water infrastructure impacted by the 2018 Kīlauea volcanic eruption.

Volcano Watch: HVO’s Ongoing Recovery From the 2018 Kīlauea Eruption

Communities on the Island of Hawai‘i continue to recover from Kīlauea’s 2018 lower East Rift Zone eruption and summit collapse as does the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

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.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Unveils New Wayfinding Signs

Visitors who explore the summit of Kīlauea can now learn about the dramatic 2018 eruption and navigate their way between destinations on the volcano with the help of new informative wayfinding signs.

HVNP Kīlauea Overlook to Reopen for NPS Founder’s Day

The Kīlauea Overlook at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will reopen next week after being closed more than two years 2018 eruption.

Kīlauea Recovery Grant Program Launched

The application period for the Kīlauea Recovery Grant Program is now open.