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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 22, 2016 | Hawaii 24/7


Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. The summit lava lake level varied between 33–92 feet below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater. The 61g lava flow continued to enter…

Source: Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 22, 2016 | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/09/23/volcano-watch-kilauea-activity-update-for-september-22-2016/).

Accessed on 24 September 2016, 16:25 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Here’s the latest Volcano Watch from the USGS and Hawaii247com. The report covers the latest thermal and video images of volcanic activity, a stunning aerial view of the lava plain, and a look at the Kamokuna Ocean Entry Point.  Lava flow 61G is still active.


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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 15, 2016 | Hawaii 24/7


During the past week the summit lava lake level generally varied between about 36–69 feet below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater, but reached 16-20 feet below the rim on Saturday, Sept. 10.…

Source: Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 15, 2016 | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/09/15/volcano-watch-kilauea-activity-update-september-15-2016/).

Accessed on 16 September 2016, 15:20 hrs, UTC.

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Activity in the Kilauea Volcano area continues to draw thousands of visitors a day to watch Lava Flow 61G meet the ocean near Kalapana.  The time-lapse movies and thermal images taken at the Halemaumau Overlook Vent are truly stunning.


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Lava seen spattering from surface of Kilauea volcano lake | KHON2


The lava lake within the Halemaumau overlook on the volcano’s summit has risen to its highest levels in a little over a year.

Source: Lava seen spattering from surface of Kilauea volcano lake | KHON2 (http://khon2.com/2016/09/12/lava-seen-spattering-from-surface-of-kilauea-volcano-lake/).

Accessed on 13 September 2016,15:45 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

The Kilauea Volcano is putting on quite a show.  According to the USGS, the lava lake within the Halemaumau overlook in the Kilauea Volcano summit “has risen t its highest levels in a little over a year.”

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory research scientist Don Swanson says he doesn’t know why the lava lake is so high, saying “it’s relatively unusual.” Swanson says “the lake is particularly colorful to watch at night from the Jaggar Museum at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.”

The Kilauea Volcano has been erupting since 1983 and has sent an active lava flow to the ocean near Kalapana.  Lava flow 61G has attracted thousands of visitors over the past month.


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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 8, 2016 | Hawaii 24/7


During the past week, in concert with summit inflation and deflation, the summit lava lake level varied between about 16 m and 36.5 m (52–120 ft) below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater.…

Source: Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 8, 2016 | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/09/08/volcano-update-kilauea-activity-update-for-september-8-2016).

Accessed on 09 September 2016, 05:10 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Here’s the current edition of “Volcano Watch” from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

The report contains some spectacular time-lapse movies, beautiful thermal images, and outstanding photography.

The HVO staff also provides a summary of current activity and updates the progress of the 61G lava flow.


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HVO monitoring another lava breakout | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


A new lava breakout emerged from Kilauea’s Pu‘u ‘O‘o cone, potentially robbing the Kamokuna ocean entry of its supply.

Source: HVO monitoring another lava breakout | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/hvo-monitoring-another-lava-breakout).

Accessed on 31 August 2016, 17:10 hrs, UTC.

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According to HVO spokeswoman Janet Babb, “the large breakout started Monday morning at the start of the 61G flow on the cone’s east flank.” If the new breakout continues active, “it is expected to follow a similar path toward the ocean as the 61G flow.”

Depending on how long the new flow stays active, “it’s possible it will divert the supply from the 61G flow and extinguish the ocean entry in Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park that started in July.”


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New informational products about the health hazards of vog now available | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


Communities downwind from Kilauea Volcano’s active vents frequently experience vog as a visible haze or sulfurous smell or taste. People exposed to vog report a variety of symptoms, such as eye irritation, coughing, wheezing, sore throats and headaches.

Source: New informational products about the health hazards of vog now available | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/community/new-information-products-about-health-hazards-vog-now-available).

Accessed on 21 August 2016, 22:00 hrs, UTC.

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Hawaii Island communities near the Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii Island are frequent victims of vog and haze created by the volcano–something that has continued since Kilauea started in current eruptive phase in 1983.

New volcanic hazard informational products developed by USGS, HVO, Durham University in the UK, state health officials, and the Hawaii Civil Defense Agency are now available to mitigate some of the worst effects of vog.

The new products offer advice on vog protection, maintaining hydration levels,and vog/air pollution data.  The new, mobile friendly vog dashboard is hosted by the International Volcanic Health Hazard Network, which serves as “a clearinghouse for information about the health impacts of volcanic eruptions.”

For updated information about Kilauea’s ongoing eruption, check out the HVO website or compare notes with others on the Vog Talk Facebook network.


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Volcano Watch: Where (and how) you gonna go when the volcano flows? | Hawaii 24/7


Island of Hawaiʻi residents, especially those living in South Kona and Ka‘ū Districts, which are at particular risk from Mauna Loa’s Southwest Rift Zone, might wonder where they’re gonna go when th…

Source: Volcano Watch: Where (and how) you gonna go when the volcano flows? | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/02/volcano-watch-where-and-how-you-gonna-go-when-the-volcano-flows/).

Accessed on 03 June 2016, 15:48 hrs, UTC.

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Hawaii residents of South Kona and the Ka’u District should take a cue from the classic Jimmy Buffett tune, “Volcano”, and prepare now for an upcoming lava flow from Mauna Loa.  According to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Mauna Loa has sent six major lava flows into the South Kona and Ka’u Districts since 1868, with many of them cutting off communities and covering roads for weeks.  The flows of 1919, 1926, and 1950 cut sections of Highway 11–the major road connecting Hilo and Kailua-Kona from the southern part of Hawaii Island.  If you drive this scenic highway often, you will see the remains of older lava flows close to the highway, indicating that molten rock once flowed there and isolated villages and towns for months.  Something to think about as you go to South Point this weekend.


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