The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) issued an information update on Kilauea on May 15th. This volcano on the Big Island has been erupting since the 1980s, but it tends to have interesting episodes.
We’ve already looked a little at Kilauea’s 2011 fissure eruption. Of note, this happened at Pu’u O’o (a major focus of this current eruptive phase) just before that fissure eruption elsewhere on the volcano:
That’s is why volcanologists are always fascinated when a lava lake drains out suddenly, as Kilauea’s summit lake did this past week.
It’s not guaranteed but another new event may be on the way. You might want to keep an eye on Kilauea over the next ten days or so. Here are a few links to help you do that:
- HVO webcams
- HVO Kilauea updates
- HVO Kilauea page
- Kilauea. Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program
- Kilauea. PhotoVolcanica
- Volcanic History of Kilauea. Hawaii Center for Volcanology
- The 1924 Explosions of Kilauea. HVO
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