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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: Jun 30 2015 - 8:28am

    A sliver of the north wall of the Overlook vent within Halemaumau Crater collapsed early Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports.

  2. | Posted: Jun 29 2015 - 8:40am

    Kilauea Volcano’s summit lava lake continues to circulate Monday morning, but remains out of view to visitors at Jaggar Museum, U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists report.

  3. | Posted: Jun 29 2015 - 8:14am

    While the 1-year-old June 27 lava flow hasn’t threatened populated areas since March, geologists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory continue to study samples that might help fine-tune projections if it sends another 2,000-degree river of molten rock toward homes in lower Puna.

  4. | Posted: Jun 29 2015 - 8:01am

    Geologists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are studying lava samples that might help fine-tune projections if Kilauea sends another 2,000-degree river of molten rock toward homes in lower Puna.

  5. | Posted: Jun 26 2015 - 10:03am

    Kilauea Volcano’s summit continues to flip-flop between deflation and inflation, the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Friday.

  6. | Posted: Jun 25 2015 - 2:47pm

    Kilauea Volcano’s summit lava lake continues to fluctuate, the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Thursday.

  7. | Posted: Jun 24 2015 - 8:52am

    Kilauea Volcano’s summit lava lake was within 131 feet of the Overlook vent rim within Halemaumau Crater as of Wednesday morning, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory report.

  8. | Posted: Jun 23 2015 - 9:42am

    Kilauea Volcano’s summit lava lake has risen, but remains out of view of visitors at the Jaggar Museum within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Tuesday.

  9. | Posted: Jun 22 2015 - 10:46am

    The June 27 lava flow remains active northeast of Puu Oo, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said Monday.

  10. | Posted: Jun 21 2015 - 12:06am

    The dramatic opening of the Overlook crater within Halemaumau Crater on March 19, 2008, heralded a new period of activity for long time Kilauea Volcano watchers.

  11. | Posted: Jun 19 2015 - 5:31pm

    Kilauea Volcano’s summit lava lake continues to fluctuate amid changes in summit inflation and deflation, but remained well below the rim of the Overlook crater, the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Friday.

  12. | Posted: Jun 18 2015 - 12:51pm

    Kilauea Volcano’s summit lava lake continue to fluctuate, the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Thursday.

  13. | Posted: Jun 17 2015 - 10:10am

    Kilauea Volcano’s summit continues to inflate Wednesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports.

  14. | Posted: Jun 16 2015 - 8:25am

    Kilauea Volcano’s summit lava lake remained well below the floor of Halemaumau Crater on Tuesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports.

  15. | Posted: Jun 15 2015 - 3:04pm

    Kilauea Volcano’s summit lava lake has fallen and is currently about 177 feet below the current floor of Halemaumau Crater, U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists reported Monday morning.