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Pele Rides Again

Did you miss out on the small explosions within Halema‘uma‘u Crater earlier this week? Not to worry! There’s still plenty of awe-inspiring beauty, natural phenomena, and excitement in… 181 more words

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Crater wall collapse triggers explosion on Kilauea

Cameras captured an explosive phenomenon on Kilauea Wednesday morning.

Just after 10 a.m., the southeastern wall of Overlook crater in Halemaumau collapsed and fell into the summit lava lake, according to scientists with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. 89 more words


Volcanoes Today, 22 Jul 2014: Kilauea

Kilauea (Hawai’i): Kīlauea continued to erupt at its summit and within the East Rift Zone, and gas emissions in both areas remained elevated. There was no significant change in tilt recorded at the summit, and the lava lake level was relatively steady over the past week leveling at ~30m (98ft). 113 more words

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Description of Kīlauea Eruptions Started at a Very Opportune Time

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

William Ellis led a team of missionaries on a tour of the Island of Hawaiʻi starting on July 18, 1823, from the village of Kailua. 756 more words


O-CO2, Can You See by the Dawn’s Early Light?

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

This year, two days before America’s Independence Day fireworks celebrations began, a remarkably different “rocket’s red glare” was seen at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. 730 more words


Volcanoes Today, 10 Jul 2014: Stromboli, Veniaminof, Sinabung, Zhupanovsky, Kilauea

Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): Two new lava (over-)flows occurred from the NE vent last evening and this morning. Similar as during the previous episodes, the flows were the result of surges in magma supply, quickly descended the upper part of the Sciara del Fuoco, and then stopped: 327 more words

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New on 500px : The Red Channel by bruceomori by bruceomori

A channelized ‘a‘a flow rages downslope above the Royal Gardens subdivision in Kalapana. In one of our craziest adventures ever, Tom Kuali‘i and I almost didn’t make it out alive. 33 more words