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Kilauea Volcano’s summit eruption in Halemaumau Crater reaches 9th anniversary

| | Mar 18 2017 - 5:46pm | Comments

Kilauea Volcano’s summit eruption in Halemaumau Crater began in March 2008. Since that time, countless changes have occurred. The crater enclosing the lava lake (called the Overlook crater) has enlarged through rockfalls, and explosions have thrown spatter around the crater and onto the rim of Halemaumau itself. The lava-lake level has fluctuated, leading to several overflows of lava onto the Halemaumau Crater floor.

  1. | Posted: Aug 7 2015 - 1:28pm

    The June 27 lava flow remains active within 5 miles of the Puu Oo vent, U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists said Friday.

  2. | Posted: Aug 2 2015 - 1:31am

    In the June 25 Volcano Watch, we described how old maps and newspaper articles provide valuable insights into historic accounts of eruptions. By comparing archival material with current observations of volcanic activity, scientists can gain a better understanding of past events and future possibilities for Hawaiian volcanoes.

  3. | Posted: Jul 31 2015 - 9:25am

    Inflationary tilt continues at Kilauea Volcano’s summit, the U.S. Geological Survey reported Friday morning.

  4. | Posted: Jul 26 2015 - 1:31am

    During the past four months, the June 27 lava flow, named for the date in 2014 that it began erupting from Puu Oo on Kilauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone, has consisted of small surface pahoehoe flows scattered across a broad area within 5 miles of Puu Oo.

  5. | Posted: Jul 19 2015 - 1:31am

    Ping! It’s 2:12 a.m., and I (a U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist) am still groggy as I read an automated text from HVO’s computer system. A series of earthquakes has just occurred at Kilauea’s summit, but I can tell that it’s routine activity and not a ramp-up toward an eruption. HVO’s seismologist will have also been alerted, and I’m confident that he’ll call if it’s something serious. So, it’s back to sleep.

  6. | Posted: Jul 17 2015 - 12:52pm

    Kilauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level dropped more than 30 feet after amid deflation that began Thursday morning, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Friday.

  7. | Posted: Jul 10 2015 - 9:38am

    The Kilauea Volcano summit lava lake continues to circulate Friday, however, it remains out of view of visitors to Jaggar Museum at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

  8. | Posted: Jul 9 2015 - 9:29am

    Recent slow inflationary tilt at the Kilauea Volcano summit appeared to have leveled off during the past day, U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists reported Thursday.

  9. | Posted: Jul 8 2015 - 9:39am

    Kilauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level remained within 128 feet of the rim of the Overlook vent on the floor of Halemaumau Crater, U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists reported Wednesday.

  10. | Posted: Jul 8 2015 - 6:00am

    Kilauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level has risen, U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists reported Tuesday.

  11. | Posted: Jul 6 2015 - 9:27am

    Kilauea Volcano’s summit lava lake continued to circulate Monday, U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists report.

  12. | Posted: Jul 6 2015 - 8:38am

    The planet Venus has been especially prominent in the evening sky these past few weeks, joining Jupiter and a waxing moon in a sparkling, slow-motion dance of celestial bodies. On clear nights at the summit of Kilauea, this spectacle has complemented the other-worldly glow reflected by clouds above the lava lake in Halemaumau Crater.

  13. | Posted: Jul 3 2015 - 9:27am

    Kilauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level has dropped.

  14. | Posted: Jul 2 2015 - 1:21pm

    Part of the rim and wall of the Overlook vent within Halemaumau Crater collapsed into the lava lake Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists reported Thursday.

  15. | Posted: Jul 2 2015 - 8:21am

    Tiltmeters at the Kilauea Volcano summit continue to show neither inflation nor deflation, the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Wednesday morning.