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2009-07-21 19:30:00

HONOLULU, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaii fans who watched ABC's "The Bachelorette" Jillian Harris bid aloha to Reid Rosenthal after their romantic date on Maui will be seeing a lot more of the Hawaiian Islands as season five of the hit romance reality show from Warner Horizon Television wraps up on Hawaii's Big Island in a two-hour season finale on July 27 (8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST). "The feedback from viewers who watched the Maui episode has been incredible with many sharing their...

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2009-06-07 15:59:26

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano seems to be active again, with molten lava moving around 300 feet under the crater's floor. The growth of the Halemaumau crater corroborates scientists' certainty that the lava is near the summit, said Janet Babb, a geologist and spokeswoman at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Park rangers have started allowing the overlook at the Jaggar Museum to stay open later in the evening to have capacity for the larger numbers of visitors to see the...

2008-12-26 12:36:16

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. Geological Survey, said that interruptions have become more common, although they are usually shorter than three days, and that scientists...

2008-09-30 15:00:45

SWANTON, Vt., Sept 30 /PRNewswire/ -- As vog continues to be emitted by the ton on the Big Island, more Hawaii residents are demanding a solution to the dangerous mix of airborne chemicals, gases and fine particles emanating from Kilauea volcano. AllerAir Industries has been researching, designing and manufacturing air purifiers since 1996, and offers reliable solutions, for even the most toxic indoor air problems. "We've been specializing in indoor air quality control for close to 15...

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2008-08-30 10:25:00

From June 17-19th 2007, Kilauea experienced a new dike intrusion, where magma rapidly moved from a storage reservoir beneath the summit into the east rift zone and extended the rift zone by as much as 1 meter. Researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM), Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have now discovered that the 2007 dike intrusion was not the only action going on: the dike also triggered a...

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2008-08-15 13:51:31

People do all kinds of crazy things in Hawaii, but flying balloons over a volcano usually isn't one of them. Unless you're Adam Durant, that is. Durant, an adjunct geological sciences faculty member at Michigan Technological University, and colleagues took meteorological balloons to the Kilauea volcano this summer to make the first on-location measurements of volcanic gases as they actually spew from the mouth of the volcano. The Kilauea volcano began erupting in March. Durant and Matt...

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2008-06-19 14:15:00

Hikers visiting the Kilauea Iki crater in Hawaii today walk along a mostly flat surface of sparsely vegetated basalt. It looks like parking lot asphalt, but in November and December 1959, it emitted the orange glow of newly erupted lava. Now, a precision analysis of lava samples taken from the crater is giving scientists a new tool for reconstructing planetary origins. The results of the analysis, by the University of Chicago's Nicolas Dauphas and his associates, will be published in the June...

2008-06-19 00:00:20

Searchers Wednesday had no success in finding a small airplane carrying a pilot and two Japanese tourists that disappeared the day before. The Cessna 172 took off from Kona Airport Tuesday morning for a tour of Kilauea and the Big Island but failed to return, KITV in Honolulu reported. Tourism industry officials said the two passengers were from Japan. Sources told the TV station the pilot of the plane, operated by the Hawaii Flight Academy, had been flying in the region for the past...

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2007-03-26 21:10:14

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Mount St. Helens may be following the example of Kilauea in Hawaii with magma being replaced from a reservoir beneath the volcano as fast as it emerges as lava at the surface, scientists say. While the two volcanoes are different in many respects, St. Helens appears to have become an "open system" as its domebuilding eruption that began in the fall of 2004 continues at a pace that has been unchanged for the past year, said Daniel Dzurisin, a geologist at the U.S....

2006-01-04 07:32:47

HONOLULU (AP) - Earthquakes at Mauna Loa sharply declined during 2005, leading geophysicists to believe the world's largest volcano is less likely to erupt than they earlier thought. Scientists recorded about 2,000 earthquakes at Mauna Loa on the Big Island in 2004. Many of the temblors were deep, long-period events suggesting magma was rising. But the seismic activity backed off at the beginning of last year. Last January, scientists recorded 34 earthquakes, a sharp decline from 365 the...


Latest Kīlauea Reference Libraries

Kīlauea
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...

Volcanology
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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