During the summer of 2018, hundreds of earthquakes shook the summit of Kīlauea, leading to the active volcano’s largest eruption in 200 years. Lava totaling 1 billion cubic yards—enough to fill at least 320,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools—inundated 13.7 square miles of the island, destroying 716 dwellings and covering 30 miles of road. For some residents […]

Via USGS– One of the most frequently asked questions of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientists over the last several months has been, “Is the eruption over?” It’s no surprise that Hawai‘i Island residents would like to see Kīlauea’s activity behind them, given its toll on lower Puna communities this summer. The lower East Rift […]

Via BIVideoNews via: BINow   Mayor Harry Kim has signed a fifth emergency proclamation in regards to the Kīlauea eruption and lava flows. In this latest proclamation, it states “entry to and remaining on the lava flow field remains prohibited unless authorized by Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency. No physical modifications to the lava flow fields are allowed, including […]

A survey of 46 farmers by University of Hawaii’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources found they had collectively lost an estimated $27.9 million in destroyed property.

After 30 days of quiet the Kiluea alert level has been lowered to Yellow:Advisory with no active lava in sight. BIVN’s video update:

Video via Big Island Video News

September 16, 2018

The eruption in the lower East Rift Zone of Kilauea Volcano left portions of Leilani Estates without power (and under mandatory evacuation) for months. However, the volcanic activity has paused, and the Puna subdivision has been slowly returning to a greater degree of normalcy. According to HELCO: Over the last two weeks, Hawaii Electric Light […]

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