Tag Archives: Kilauea Volcano

The story of Halema’umau


Hawaii News Digest, 20 October 2017, 1520 UTC, Post #15806.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/story-halema-uma-u

Reporter:  Michael Brestovansky (“Hawaii Tribune-Herald”).

Accessed on 20 October 2017, 1520 UTC.

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Comment:

The U.S. Geological Survey has a released a 24-minute documentary titled “Kilauea Summit Eruption-Lava Returns to Halema’uma’u”.  The short film uses historical photos plus high-definition video to outline the history of Kilauea’s ongoing summit eruption.

The focus of the documentary is the lava lake’s modern history which dates from the explosive eruption of 2008.  The full documentary can be found on the USGS’s official Youtube channel, or at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s website.

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Kilauea Volcano puts on quite a show


Hawaii News Digest, 11 September 2017, 2250 hrs, UTC, Post #15576.

Source:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36339009/video-captures-stunning-display-of-lava-streams-from-kilauea-volcano

Accessed on 11 September 2017, 2250 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Hawaii Island’s Kilauea Volcano continues to put on quite a show for visitors and residents alike.  This video taken from a Paradise Helicopter shows the bright orange streams of lava cascading down a 30-foot cone.  The 61g lava flow has been active since early 2016 and shows no signs of letting up.

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Volcano Watch: The ongoing Pu’u O’o eruption is full of anniversaries


Hawaii News Digest, 19 August 2017, 15:15 hrs, UTC, Post #15439.

Source:

http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/news/volcano-update/volcano-watch-ongoing-puu-oo-eruption-full-anniversaries

Accessed on 19 August 2017, 15:15 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

The ongoing Pu’u O’o rift zone eruption on the Kilauea Volcano is now approaching its 35th anniversary–‘the longest-loved and most voluminous rift zone eruption of the Kilauea Volcano in more than 500 years.”  The 61g lava flow has covered 6.8 miles/11 kilometers in the past two months.

Here’s the current status of volcanic activity in the Kilauea area:

“This past week, Kilauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level varied 92-144 feet below the vent rim, with fluctuations in concert with summit inflation and deflation. On the East Rift Zone, the 61g flow remained active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna and surface breakouts downslope of Puu Oo. The 61g flows do not pose an immediate threat to nearby communities.”

“Mauna Loa is not erupting. During the past week, small-magnitude earthquakes continued to occur beneath the volcano, primarily in the upper Southwest Rift Zone, at depths less than 3 miles. GPS measurements continue to show deformation related to inflation of a magma reservoir beneath the summit and upper Southwest Rift Zone. No significant changes in volcanic gas emissions were measured.”

“One earthquake with three or more felt reports in the Hawaiian islands occurred during the past week. At 5:24 a.m. on Aug. 16, a magnitude-3.1 earthquake occurred 6.2 miles east-northeast of Honokaa at a depth of 9 miles.”

“Visit www.volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvo for past Volcano Watch articles, Kilauea daily eruption updates, Mauna Loa weekly updates, volcano photos, recent earthquakes info, and more. Call for summary updates at 967-8862 (Kilauea) or 967-8866 (Mauna Loa). Email questions to askHVO@usgs.gov.”

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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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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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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 6, 2016 | Hawaii 24/7


This past week, the summit lava lake level dropped in concert with summit deflation, from about 10 m (33 ft) to as low as 47 m (154 ft) below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater.

Source: Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 6, 2016 | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/10/06/volcano-watch-kilauea-activity-update-for-october-6-2016/).

Accessed on 07 October 2016, 15:10 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Here’s the latest Volcano Watch update from the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Some of the videos and thermal images are quite stunning.

The report also updates Lava Flow 61G as it enters the ocean at Kamokuna southwest of Kalapana.


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Gurgling lava splashes up Hawaii volcano walls in rare video | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


HONOLULU — As the high-definition camera pans across the surface of an active Hawaii volcano’s viscous summit lava lake, a large bubble of volcanic gas grows and bursts, dramatically spewing molten rock into the air and sending a massive ripple of lava outward across the crater.

Source: Gurgling lava splashes up Hawaii volcano walls in rare video | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/gurgling-lava-splashes-hawaii-volcano-walls-rare-video).

Accessed on 07 October 2016, 04:50 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Associated Press.

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Comment:

A new Kilauea Volcano video shot in high definition offers a rare close-up view of the volcano’s lava lake in stunning motion and color.  According to the USGS, the new state-of-the-art video was shot in 4K ultra high definition and gives a breathtaking view of Kilauea’s activity.

The high-tech video will be included in a larger documentary set for release in 2018.


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