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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 13, 2016 | Hawaii 24/7


Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. This past week, the summit lava lake level raised in concert with summit inflation.

Source: Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 13, 2016 | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/10/13/volcano-watch-kilauea-activity-update-for-october-13-2016/).

Accessed on 14 October 2016, 14:40 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Here’s the latest update on activity at the Kilauea volcano from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Kilauea continues to erupt at its summit in the East Rift Zone.  The lava lake is rising “in concert with summit inflation.”  The 61g lava flow continues to enter the ocean at Kamokuna.  There is no immediate threat to nearby communities.

Be sure to check out the time lapse movies and thermal images of the Halemaumau Crater and the Kilauea Caldera.  The photos are stunning.


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Volcano Watch: 2006 Kīholo Bay earthquakes spur monitoring improvements | Hawaii 24/7


Ten years ago shortly after 7 a.m., HST, on Sunday, October 15, 2006, two damaging earthquakes struck off the northwest coast of the Island of Hawai‘i—a magnitude-6.7 earthquake beneath Kīholo Bay …

Source: Volcano Watch: 2006 Kīholo Bay earthquakes spur monitoring improvements | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/10/13/volcano-watch-2006-kiholo-bay-earthquakes-spur-monitoring-improvements/).

Accessed on 14 October 2016, 14:20 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

On 15 October 2016, two large earthquakes struck west Hawaii, doing considerable damage to roads, buildings, and utilities in Kohala, Kona, and Hamakua.  The Kiholo Bay temblor measured 6.7 on the open-ended Richter Scale, while the earthquake near Mahukona registered a magnitude 6.0.

Since that time, improvements in equipment, computer technology, and data collection have given USGS scientists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory a better understanding of the origin and potential effects of large seismic events.

Equipment upgrades are helping scientists analyze large earthquakes and potentially predict when these destructive events will occur.


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LavaTalk: Kilauea Volcano Status for Sunday (Oct 9) | Hawaii 24/7


The 61g lava flow, extending southeast from Puʻu ʻŌʻō on Kīlauea’s south flank continues to supply lava to the ocean at Kamokuna.

Source: LavaTalk: Kilauea Volcano Status for Sunday (Oct 9) | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/10/09/lavatalk-kilauea-volcano-status-for-sunday-oct-9/).

Accessed on 10 October 2016, 16:10 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Here’s the latest update on activity at the Kilauea volcano, the Pu’u ‘O’o crater, and Lava Flow 61G.


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LavaTalk: Kilauea Volcano status for Sunday (Oct 2) | Hawaii 24/7


The 61G lava flow continues to flow into the sea. Halemaumau’s lava lake, as of Saturday evening,was 13 m (43 ft) below the rim of the Overlook Vent.

Source: LavaTalk: Kilauea Volcano status for Sunday (Oct 2) | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/10/02/lavatalk-kilauea-volcano-status-for-sunda-oct-2/).

Accessed on 03 October 2016, 13:50 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Here’s the latest edition of “LavaTalk” from the USGS/Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

The report discusses Kilauea summit activities, Pu’u ‘O’o vent observations, current status of the 61G lava flow, and safety tips for those wishing to see the ocean entrance point near Kalapana.


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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 29, 2016 | Hawaii 24/7


Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between 20 m and 36 m (66–118 ft) below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater.…

Source: Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 29, 2016 | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/09/29/volcano-watch-kilauea-activity-update-for-september-29-2016/).

Accessed on 30 September 2016, 06:45 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Here’s the latest update of “Volcano Watch”, which records the visual and thermal images of the active Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii Island.  Some of these images are quite stunning and beautiful.

Lava Flow 61G continues to enter the ocean near Kalapana–much to the delight of hundreds of visitors who hike into the entry site or view the activity from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.


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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 25, 2016 | Hawaii 24/7


Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. During the past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 20 m and 40 m (66–131 ft) below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u C…

Source: Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 25, 2016 | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/08/25/volcano-watch-kilauea-activity-update-for-august-25-2016/).

Accessed on 26 August 2016, 14:25 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Here’s the latest update of volcanic activity from the USGS. The report contains video clips of lava flows, thermal images of the principal craters, and stunning time-lapse photography of the ongoing Kilauea eruption. For daily summaries of volcanic activity, please call 808-967-8862.


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Magnitude 3.8 earthquake strikes near Kilauea | Honolulu Star-Advertiser


A magnitude 3.8 earthquake, followed by a magnitude 3.5 aftershock struck near Kilauea volcano this afternoon.

Source: Magnitude 3.8 earthquake strikes near Kilauea | Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://www.staradvertiser.com/breaking-news/magnitude-3-8-earthquake-strikes-near-kilauea/).

Accessed on 25 August 2016, 06:00 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Craig Gima.

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Comment:

According to the USGS, a magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck near Volcano Wednesday, 24 August 2016, at 12:17 p.m.  A 3.5 magnitude aftershock occurred in the same general area at 1:12 p.m.  The temblors were located about 4 miles south of Volcano.

HVO spokeswoman Janet Babb said “earthquakes in the upper east rift zone are generally related to the underground movement of magma.”

No damage has been reported from the two temblors.


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