Ohio State University researchers have found a new way to gauge the depth of the magma chamber that forms the Hawaiian Island volcanic chain, and determined that the magma lies much closer to the surface than previously thought.
On Wednesday morning, geologists from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory will make aerial observations of a lava flow on the Big Island.
Scientists at the Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory atop Kilauea Volcano are again warning people about the danger associated with newly created land masses at the base of the volcano.Just last week a large lava shelf, or delta, collapsed into the ocean where lava from Kilauea meets the sea. No one was killed or injured, but people have been caught by surprise before and paid the ultimate price.
Lava from Kilauea showed off its unstoppable power of beauty and destruction on Sunday.The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that around 3:30 a.m., the flow of molten rock finally reached a house in Kalapana, quickly devouring it.
Lava from Kilauea volcano has forced the evacuation of a Big Island couple and their dogs. They fled Sunday as the molten rock surrounded their two-story house in Kalapana, coming to within 100 yards of the structure.
A sloshing, surging lava pond deep within the summit of Kilauea volcano is creating a bright glow and lighting up the nighttime sky.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has released what they are calling a "spectacular" movie clip of a a draining event in the lava pond within Kilauea's Halema'uma'u vent.The Big Island volcano has harboured a sloshing, bubbling lava pond in its summit vent for months.
Many visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park stop at Kilauea Overlook and walk to the rim of the caldera, passing a huge rock along the way. Probably few think much about this rock, sitting on the surface, looking lonely, with no sign to attract attention.Nonetheless, it is a notable example - the most accessible to the public at present - of a block that was thrown out of the caldera during a powerful eruption, probably in 1790.
Gases in the volcanic fog, or vog, from Kilauea volcano are killing crops and costing Big Island farmers millions of dollars, but help is on the way.The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared Hawaii County a natural disaster area. The designation means farmers there can apply for low interest loans from the federal government.