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Lava flow breakout widening

A lava breakout along the north margin of the June 27 lava flow did not advance during the past 24 hours, Hawaii County Civil Defense reports Monday morning.

Volcano watching on the other side of the world

If you were to drill a hole straight through Earth from Hawaii, you would eventually reach Botswana in Southern Africa. Not far from there — in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Madagascar — lies a little French island called La Reunion. And on the east side of this island is an active volcano named Piton de la Fournaise.

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HVO welcomes new staff scientist Johanson

Over the past several weeks, Volcano Watch articles have highlighted the methods used by U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory 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.