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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tip of 61G lava flow front stalls but breakouts widen the flow field | Hawaii 24/7


The 61G lava flow, southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō continues to be active on the coastal plain on Kīlauea’s south flank.

Source: Tip of 61G lava flow front stalls but breakouts widen the flow field | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/07/13/tip-of-61g-lava-flow-front-stalls-but-breakouts-widen-the-flow-field/).

Accessed on 14 July 2016, 15:09 hrs, UTC.

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According to geologists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, the 61g lava flow remains active as it flows to the sea.  Although the tip of the flow front appears to have stalled, breakouts are visible upslope “overplating and widening the flow front.”  The flow is approximately 940 meters (0.6 mile) from the ocean as the lava slowly oozes to the sea.  Hawaii County officials have prepared a temporary parking area near Kalapana along Highway 130 for visitors and residents to serve as a starting point for a three-mile hike into the lava viewing area.  If you want to see the lava flow up close, be sure to wear adequate clothing, have sturdy boots or shoes, bring sunscreen, and carry extra water with you.


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