#Volcano Update

HVO VIDEO, PHOTOS: Halema‘uma‘u Pond Continues to Rise

Routine laser rangefinder measurements indicate that the pond continues to rise.

VIDEO: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Will Remain on Hawai‘i Island

Following a meeting with the USGS director, Sen. Mazie Hirono announced that USGS has committed to keeping the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on Hawai‘i Island.

Rockfalls Continue to Change Shape of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

Models show Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō to be a little wider and not as deep as it used to be…

‘Volcano Watch’ Suspended During Shutdown

U.S.Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (USGS HVO) will not provide it’s regular weekly “Volcano Watch” column during the government shutdown.

SURVEY: Hawai‘i Continues to Top List of Travel Destinations

Topping the list of U.S. destinations getting the most interest from North American travelers are Hawai‘i, Alaska and California.

KĪLAUEA: 90 Days With No Lava

One of the most frequently asked questions of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientists over the last several months has been, “Is the eruption over?” 

What’s Next for Kīlauea Volcano?

The current inactivity at Kīlauea has so many possible outcomes that it is a real challenge to figure out what might happen next.

How You Can Help Leilani Estates Residents

Need continues for large volume meal donations from restaurants and certified kitchens for meal service at shelters starting Wednesday, May 9.

New Hours at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Monday announced that new operating hours for visitation will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until further notice.

Slight Drop in Hawai‘i Island Earthquake Intensity

Earthquake activity continues with a slight drop in intensity since yesterday.

Volcano Overflight: ‘Lava on the Move!’

The complete collapse of the active vent on Kīlauea’s east rift zone on April 30, sent an amazing ash plume skyward…

Volcano Activity Update: Intrusion of Magma Continues

Overnight, earthquakes continued at a high rate in the area of the rift zone from Highway 130 eastward towards Kapoho…

VIDEO: Collapsed Puʻu ʻŌʻō Vent on Hawai‘i Island

A line of steam fissures from Puʻu ʻŌʻō to the west lead to a huge brownish red plume, the result of the floor of the vent collapsing.

HVO: What’s Next for Kīlauea?

The past few weeks have been exciting for volcano watchers on Hawai‘i Island, especially for visitors to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park overlook…

Hawai‘i Volcano Overflight: Eastern Wall of Puʻu ʻŌʻō Shows Signs of Weakening

A perched pond was observed within the very inflated Pu’u ‘O’o crater on the morning of Thursday, April 19, according to Paradise Helicopters’ crew members.

Kīlauea Volcano Showing Signs of Increased Activity

Kilauea Volcanic Activity Notice, April 17, 2018, 1:10 p.m.: Observations provide evidence that magma is accumulating at shallow depths beneath Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

Hawai‘i Volcano Overflight: ‘Superb Lava Activity’

Eruptive activity continued on the east rift zone of Kīlauea Volcano on April 5.

Waimea Town Meeting to Explore ‘Restless’ Mauna Loa

The unique aspects of “restless” Mauna Loa will be the topic of discussion on Thursday, April 5, at Waimea Community Association’s meeting at Waimea Elementary.

Hawai‘i Volcano Overflight: Bubbling Puʻu ʻŌʻō Lava Lake

After being postponed by poor visibility over Kilauea’s east rift zone, the Paradise Helicopters crew was able to continue its documentation of the world’s most active volcano.

Hawai‘i Volcano Overflight: Many Lava Flows

Several streams of pahoehoe, ending in a‘a were discovered on the Pali and more flows just above the cliff scarp combined with the steam for dramatic effect.
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