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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.
An airborne radar developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., has returned to Hawaii to continue its study of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii's current most active volcano.
The Kilauea volcano that recently erupted on the Big Island of Hawaii will be the target for a NASA study to help scientists better understand processes occurring under Earth's surface.
A fissure on Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii sent lava spewing more than 60 feet into the air recently, and scientists continued to monitor the activity closely.
Eruptions at a Hawaiian volcano have forced officials to close off part of a national park to visitors while geologists monitor eruptions and other seismic activity in the area.
Nevada and Hawaii researchers complete study of Kilauea health clinic records.
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Hawaii's Kilauea volcano seems to be active again, with molten lava moving around 300 feet under the crater's floor.
The Kilauea volcano on the big island of Hawaii took a three-day break this week from its 26-year eruption. Scientists said that lava stopped flowing at what is known as the Thanksgiving Eve Breakout on Monday and started up again on Christmas Eve, the Honolulu Advertiser reported Friday. Jim Kauahikaua, head of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory of the U.S.
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 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...
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 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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