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Two Weeks of Terror in Kaʻū: The Devastating Events of 1868

The following is this week’s edition of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory‘s Volcano Watch:

March marks the anniversary of the most recent eruption of Mauna Loa, which began on March 25, 1984. 684 more words

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Kīlauea's Summit Eruption is Now Six Years Old

The following is this week’s edition of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory‘s Volcano Watch:

Six years is a blink of an eye in geologic time, but it can fly by for people, too. 771 more words

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Volcano Watch: A recap of the Kamoamoa fissure eruption on its third anniversary

The following is this week’s edition of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory‘s Volcano Watch:

March 5, 2014, marked the third anniversary of the onset of Kīlauea Volcano’s four-day-long Kamoamoa fissure eruption… 761 more words

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Soda = Science at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Park rangers at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park have clever ways of demonstrating their point. Ranger Jay uses cola & mint candy to demonstrate what happens when a lot of lava is erupted through a narrow vent, like the Mauna Ulu eruption of 1969-1974. 110 more words

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A Look at the Inner Workings of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory's Seismic Lab

The following is this week’s edition of “Volcano Watch” from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (USGS):

Soon after a large earthquake occurs, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory publicizes the preliminary location and magnitude. 623 more words

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Spattering, Gas Pistoning and Other Behaviors of an Active Volcano

The following photos and videos were released by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (USGS). Note: these photos were not taken in areas currently accessible to the public. 403 more words

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What Lies Beneath: The Volume of Kīlauea's Magma Chambers

The following is this week’s edition of “Volcano Watch” from the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory:

Ask a child to draw a volcano, and he or she will likely sketch a cone-shaped mountain erupting lava high into the air (with possibly a dinosaur or two thrown in for good measure!). 683 more words

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