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kite volcano
2015-03-17 08:48:06

What can flying a kite over the Hawaiian islands tell us about past events that helped shape the landscape of Mars? Quite a lot, apparently, according to scientist from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) at the University of Arizona.

VolcanoBot 1
2015-01-13 12:42:02

Best known for building complex machines to explore the far reaches of space, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is developing robots designed to explore something a little closer to home: the insides of a volcano.

2014-11-21 23:07:01

A homeowner’s policy will cover fire damage from a volcanic eruption, the policy may not cover water, ash, or earthquake damage, says Darras. Ontario, CA (PRWEB)

2014-09-09 12:20:43

The company's tours allow passengers to observe current lava flows from the air, including those in remote areas not open to the public. KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii, Sept.

Pele Is Powerful, Even In The Sky
2014-07-30 03:13:40

A recent study from the atmospheric scientists at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa revealed that although they are microscopic, gasses and particles from Kīlauea volcano exerted an influence on Tropical Storm Flossie—affecting the formation of thunderstorms and lightning in the sizable storm.

Origins On The Behavior Of Hawaiian Volcanoes
2014-05-01 03:05:10

Kīlauea volcano, on the Big Island of Hawai'i, typically has effusive eruptions, wherein magma flows to create ropy pāhoehoe lava, for example. However, Kīlauea less frequently erupts more violently, showering scoria and blocks over much of the surface of the island.

Large Magma Chamber Sits Below World’s Most Active Volcano
2014-01-29 13:29:50

A team of researchers have discovered a large magma chamber deep under the most active volcano in the world. It is the first time research has been able to confirm such a discovery in Kilauea's depths.

Study Shows Extrusive Volcanism Formed Hawaiian Islands
2013-10-07 09:17:25

A recent study changes the understanding of how the Hawaiian Islands formed. Scientists have determined that it is the eruptions of lava on the surface, extrusion, which grow Hawaiian volcanoes, rather than internal emplacement of magma, as was previously thought.

Alaskan Volcano Pavlof Erupts
2013-05-17 12:51:06

The Alaska Volcano Observatory has reported that the remote Pavlof Volcano continues to erupt and is now spewing a 60-mile stream of lava, ash and steam 20,000 feet into the sky.

Hawaiian Volcanoes Compete For The Same Magma Supply
2012-10-24 06:12:27

About 50 miles underground, there is a deep connection between two of Earth's most notable volcanoes, Hawaii's Mauna Loa and Kilauea, that could explain some of their enigmatic behavior.

Latest Kīlauea Reference Libraries

2014-04-08 12:33:13

Kīlauea is an active shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This volcano, which reaches an elevation of 4,091 feet, is one of five volcanoes that form the island and it is the most active. It is thought to be between 300,000 and 600,000 years old and is the second youngest of all the Hawaii volcanoes. It was formed when the Pacific tectonic plate moved over the Hawaiian hotspot and like other Hawaiian volcanoes, it began...

Mauna Loa
2014-04-08 12:02:09

Mauna Loa is an active shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 13,679 feet, slightly shorter than Mauna Kea, but it is still considered one of the volcanoes on Earth due to its length and depth. Its name means Long Mountain in the Hawaiian language. This volcano is thought to have emerged from the ocean about 400,000 years ago and has most likely been active for 700,000 years.  It was created in the...

2014-01-12 00:00:00

Volcanology is the study of volcanoes, magma, lava, and related geological, geochemical, and geophysical phenomena. The term volcanology comes from the Latin word Vulcan. Vulcan is the ancient Roman god of fire. A volcanologist is a person who studies the creation of volcanoes, and their current and historic eruptions. Volcanologists frequently visit volcanoes, particularly active ones, to observe volcanic eruptions, collect eruptive products including samples of tephra, lava, and rock....

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
2013-04-17 22:28:14

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is located in the United States on the island of Hawaiʻi. The park contains 323,431 acres of land, of which half is designated as Hawaii Volcanoes Wilderness, and the distinctive Mauna Loa and Kīlauea volcanoes. Mauna Loa is the world’s largest volcano and Kīlauea is among the world’s most active. The first American visitor to the park was Asa Thurston and the first English visitor was a missionary named William Ellis, both of whom traveled to the...

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