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 Post subject: Re: Hawaii volcano - drone footage
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 1:35 am 
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Updated map showing those new cracks pushing the extent east and west. The pushpins are the cracks, green triangles the fissures. I notice one is right near that geothermal plant.

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 Post subject: Re: Hawaii volcano - drone footage
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 9:13 am 
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snowhottie wrote:
Cow.

[i]Officials are warning that massive boulders could come raining down from the sky near the crater, and they're asking people to be prepared.


Just how would one prepare for massive boulders raining down from the sky?


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 Post subject: Re: Hawaii volcano - drone footage
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 1:38 pm 
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Just when I think the footage can't get any more breathtaking;
https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiNewsNow/videos/10156184684400479/


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 Post subject: Re: Hawaii volcano - drone footage
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 9:36 pm 
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The webcams are active right now!

Lower East Rift Zone cam (from East looking back west)

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Kilauea summit cam looks like another ash eruption right now

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https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/ki ... bcams.html

Meanwhile even though the fiery fountains of lava are quiet, more and more cracks are appearing west and east of the fissure zone we know about, and the summit lava keeps dropping. The lava at Pu u Oo went somewhere too. The GPS monitor is moving from the land deforming in the rift zone. I just wonder if things are going to be bursting out soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Hawaii volcano - drone footage
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 12:30 pm 
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Ha I knew something was up.

HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:10 AM HST (Saturday, May 12, 2018, 19:10 UTC)

Summary:

LOWER EAST RIFT ZONE
Minor spattering activity has been reported from a new fissure (16) that has opened about 0645 this morning about 1 mile northeast of fissure 15 at the northeast end of the existing vent system. No significant lava flow from this new fissure has been reported or observed at this time, but conditions could change quickly. Elevated earthquake activity and ground deformation continue and additional outbreaks in the area remain likely.

KILAUEA SUMMIT
Deflationary tilt at the summit of the volcano continues and seismicity remains elevated. This morning, a steady, vigorous plume of steam and variable amounts of ash is rising from the Overlook vent. Occasional rockfalls into the deep vent will produce intermittent pulses of slightly more vigorous ash emissions. Depending on wind conditions, dustings of ash may occur in the Kilauea summit area and downwind. More energetic ash emissions are possible if explosive activity commences.

This morning's trade winds are carrying the plume and ash to the southwest of the Kilauea summit. Trade wind conditions are expected to continue according to current forecasts.

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So its not entirely ash now. If steam is showing up I assume some water is starting to get into the system.

The new fissure #16 has really extended the zone, and its all around that geothermal plant.

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BisBvCAA9Sq ... otogallery
https://www.instagram.com/p/BisK5gggOzv ... otogallery

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 Post subject: Re: Hawaii volcano - drone footage
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 2:27 pm 
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From MSN:

Hawaii Civil Defense officials says boulders as big as refrigerators could be tossed a half mile, and ash plumes could sore as high as 20,000, spread over a 12-mile area.

Well I suppose getting hit by a boulder the size of a refrigerator would leave you sore but it shouldn't hurt the ash plume. Oh and 20,000 what?

Sigh... I miss the days of quality journalism

In a story about California's volcanos carried by the San Diego Union Tribune, the author placed the Long Valley caldera in "Fresno Valley". :wasntme:


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 Post subject: Re: Hawaii volcano - drone footage
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 3:40 pm 
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SurfnSnowboard wrote:
Sigh... I miss the days of quality journalism


I just miss the days when they would employ editors!

Another good photography account of the continuing activity.
https://www.instagram.com/andrewrichardhara/

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 Post subject: Re: Hawaii volcano - drone footage
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 11:01 pm 
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HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT
U.S. Geological Survey
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:07 PM HST (Sunday, May 13, 2018, 05:07 UTC)

Lower East Rift Zone Eruption

A new outbreak has been reported at 6:00 pm just east of fissure 16. Lava from this latest outbreak is actively spattering and degassing but no flow has yet formed. This area was actively steaming earlier in the day. The new fissure (17) is about a half mile northeast from the end of Hinalo Road, very close to fissure 16 that opened about 6:45 am. Activity at fissure 16 produced a lava flow that traveled about 250 yards before stalling about 2:30 pm.

HVO field crews are on site and evaluating the new outbreak.

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 Post subject: Re: Hawaii volcano - drone footage
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HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Sunday, May 13, 2018, 8:25 AM HST (Sunday, May 13, 2018, 18:25 UTC)

Summary:

LOWER EAST RIFT ZONE
Eruption of lava continues along Kilauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone. A new outbreak early this morning just over a half mile northeast of the end of Hinalo St. and about one half mile south of highway 132 has been confirmed. Hawaii County Civil Defense reports the outbreak is on Halekamahina Loop Road. Aerial observations of this new fissure indicate it is at least several hundreds yards long and producing spatter rising many tens of feet into the air. A slow-moving lava flow is moving away from the vent.

Elevated earthquake activity and ground deformation continue and additional outbreaks in the area remain likely.

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 Post subject: Re: Hawaii volcano - drone footage
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 5:59 pm 
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Updated map!

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The non lava vent last night was downgraded so this morning's fissure with lava is now Fissure #17. It seems to be on private open land at the moment but I wonder if this stuff will keep flowing further east until something blocks it, then maybe it all backs up and really comes out? The earlier eruptions were the magma from 1955 so the new lava should be a lot more liquid.

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 Post subject: Re: Hawaii volcano - drone footage
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 8:53 pm 
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Aerial of the new fissure. This is how much it grew from this morning at 4:30 AM to 2 PM, Hawaii time. Pretty big!

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 Post subject: Re: Hawaii volcano - drone footage
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:06 am 
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Fiery fountains!

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 Post subject: Re: Hawaii volcano - drone footage
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:04 pm 
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HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Monday, May 14, 2018, 8:36 AM HST (Monday, May 14, 2018, 18:36 UTC)

Summary:

LOWER EAST RIFT ZONE

Eruption of lava continues from multiple points along the northeast end of the active fissure system. Residents in lower Puna should remain informed and heed Hawaii County Civil Defense closures, warnings, and messages (http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts)

This morning, activity is dominated by lava fountaining, explosion of spatter more than 100 feet into the air, and an advancing lava flow from fissure 17 at the northeast end of the fissure system. As of 630 am the fissure 17 flow had traveled just under a mile roughly east-southeast parallel to the rift zone. It is turning slightly south and at this time is about one half mile south of Highway 132.

Fissure 18 that became active late yesterday is weakly active.

A fissure 19 has been spotted very near fissure 15 as of about 8 am just northeast of Pohoiki Road and north of Hinalo Street at the east end of Lanipuna Gardens. It is producing a sluggish lava flow.

Volcanic gas emissions remain elevated throughout the area downwind of the vents. Yesterday with the onset of activity at fissure 17, powerful steam jets have occurred intermittently near the west end of the fissure. These jets may be responsible for some of the loud sounds reported by residents and emergency workers.

For the most recent map showing the locations of activity, please see https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/ki ... _maps.html

HVO field crews are on site tracking the lava flow as conditions allow and reporting information to Hawaii County Civil Defense.

This eruption is still evolving and additional outbreaks of lava are possible. Ground deformation continues and seismicity remains elevated in the area.

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 Post subject: Re: Hawaii volcano - drone footage
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:18 pm 
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Whoa big ash at the summit.

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
1053 AM HST Mon May 14 2018

HIZ024-150400-
South Big Island-
1053 AM HST Mon May 14 2018

...VERY LIGHT ASHFALL IS EXPECTED THROUGH AT LEAST 6 PM HST...

Halemaumau Crater on the Kilauea Volcano Summit at 19.4N 155.3W showed
a burst in volcanic emissions at around 9 am HST this morning that
was observed on both visible satellite and web cameras. Satellite
shows northeast winds carrying volcanic ash downstream across the
Big Island Kau District and was observed on the Punaluu area
shortly after the burst. Volcanic ashfall will be possible through
the rest of the day across the Kau District.

Avoid excessive exposure to ash which is an eye and respiratory
irritant. Those with respiratory sensitivities should take extra
precaution to minimize exposure.

$$

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 Post subject: Re: Hawaii volcano - drone footage
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 11:45 am 
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New fissure this AM.

HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 8:13 AM HST (Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 18:13 UTC)

Summary:

LOWER EAST RIFT ZONE

Eruption of lava continues from multiple points along the northeast end of the active fissure system. Residents in lower Puna should remain informed and heed Hawaii County Civil Defense closures, warnings, and messages (http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts)

This morning, activity remains concentrated at fissure 17. Lava flows from fissure 17 have advanced little over the past day. An estimate of advance rate overnight was about 20 yards per hour. The flow is moving generally east south east and as of this morning was about 1.2 miles above Highway 137.

A new fissure has opened this morning in the Lanipuna Gardens subdivision northeast of fissure 19. Details will be provided as soon as possible.

KILAUEA SUMMIT

This morning, the plume from Overlook vent inside Halemaumau is steady and gray due to its ash content. The plume is rising several thousand feet above the ground and drifting to the southwest. Ashfall is occurring in the upper Ka'u Desert and downwind.

Depending on wind conditions, dustings of ash may occur in the Kilauea summit area and downwind. More energetic ash emissions are possible if explosive activity commences.

I happened to snag this closeup of the ash eruption a little while ago. It reminds me of Mt. Saint Helens.

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Updated map with the lava flow from #17.

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