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Kīlauea Volcano June 27th lava flow

HVO's daily eruption updates include the latest info on the currently active lava flow,
as well as maps and photos/videos of the flow.

More information: Lava Flow Links

"Characteristics of Hawaiian Volcanoes"

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This new USGS publication, produced in conjunction with HVO's Centennial in 2012, reviews the history of research and the current understanding of Hawaiian volcanism. The book consists of 10 chapters written by current and former HVO staff and collaborators.

"Characteristics of Hawaiian Volcanoes" establishes a benchmark for the current understanding of volcanism in Hawaiʻi, and the articles herein build upon the elegant and pioneering work of Jaggar and many other USGS and academic scientists. Each chapter synthesizes the lessons learned about a specific aspect of volcanism in Hawaiʻi, based largely on continuous observation of eruptive activity (like that occurring now at Kīlauea Volcano) and on systematic research into volcanic and earthquake processes during HVO's first 100 years. [Excerpt from the foreword by Suzette M. Kimball, USGS Acting Director]

Volcano Awareness Continues Online

The "official" month has ended, but we hope that your quest for volcano awareness continues beyond January. In case you missed them, our Volcano Awareness Month "After Dark in the Park" talks can be viewed online:


More Volcano Information from HVO and Beyond

Earthquake seismogramReport a felt earthquake to HVO using this form.
More USGS Volcano Web sites

Volcano WatchCurrent issue of Volcano Watch essay, written weekly by USGS scientists.
National Park ServiceHawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, home to HVO. Find visitor information and resources here. Graphic: Kids DoorVolcanoes for kids, from the Volcano World website.
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