The lava lake within Kīlauea volcano’s Halema‘uma‘u Crater began to rise earlier this week and is now visible from many viewpoints along the caldera rim in… 330 more words
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The following is this week’s edition of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory‘s Volcano Watch:
With the recent downgrade of the Volcano Alert Level for Kīlauea’s June 27th lava flow that has been threatening the Pāhoa area, it’s interesting to take a look back at the 1880-1881 Mauna Loa lava flow and the threat that it posed to Hilo. 709 more words
Volcano Watch (http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/volcanowatch/) is a weekly article and activity update written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey`s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
Over the past several weeks, our Volcano Watch articles have highlighted the methods used by USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientists to monitor and distribute information about threatening lava flows, with special focus on how those methods have evolved since Kalapana was overrun by lava in 1990. 590 more words