A lava flow moving toward populated areas along Kilauea’s east rift zone remains difficult to predict a week after scientists and public safety officials began warning about its approach.
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Hawaii County Civil Defense officials will call for an evacuation should a worrisome lava flow approaching neighborhoods near Pahoa appear to be within five days of encroaching on populated areas.
Lava is again advancing beneath the surface along ground cracks toward neighborhoods near Pahoa, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says.
A lava flow that could threaten the Pahoa area may have stalled, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
A lava flow that could threaten homes around Pahoa has exited a ground crack, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
The ordinarily quiet streets of Kaohe Homesteads south of Pahoa bustled with activity Tuesday.
Hawaii Island public safety officials asked Lower Puna residents Monday night to remain vigilant as scientists continue to track a lava flow that is now within 2 miles of a populated subdivision.
The Puu Oo lava flow is prompting fresh concerns as it continues its march toward populated areas.
This week, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory bids aloha to interns Pua Pali and Greg Javar, who gained first-hand experience monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes by working with U.S. Geological Survey scientists this summer.
The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory resumed monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes Aug. 13, officials said.
The popular forested trail at Kipukapuaulu, Namakanipaio campground, and Mauna Loa summit and backcountry within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are now open.
HONOLULU — U.S. Geographical Service outposts in other states are helping monitor Hawaii’s volcanoes and earthquakes while work is done to repair Tropical Storm Iselle’s damage to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
Intermittent disruptions in eruption updates, webcam imagery, earthquake data, and other information normally available on the U.S. Geological Society Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website could continue for the next few days.
We’ve learned a lot about Kilauea’s explosive history in the past 15 years. Once thought to be rare, explosive eruptions from the volcano’s summit are instead frequent and clustered into periods lasting several centuries. For example, between 1500 and the late 1700s, Kilauea’s eruptions were almost always explosive. We can be thankful that Kilauea is in a quiet period now, but we shouldn’t have an ostrich mentality about the future. If it happened yesterday, it can happen tomorrow.
On July 18, newspapers across the United States published a story titled “Quake risk rises for much of U.S.”