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June 5, 2012
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“Whopping” number of earthquakes shake around Hawaii volcano

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii: A large number of earthquakes has been rattling the Volcano area on Hawaii Island over the last few days. The quakes have been small, with no damage reported. Still, a handful of those temblors have been 3.0 magnitude and over. The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s “Recent Earthquakes in Hawaii” page … Full article →

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May 24, 2012
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VOLCANO WATCH: Is Kilauea conjuring “plans” for summer?

  The pool is filled—so is it time to light the barbecue? As the Memorial Day weekend arrives, many Hawai`i residents will head for the beach. Others might use the long break to visit family and friends or go for a reflective hike in the mountains. And finally, some may decide to just set up … Full article →

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May 18, 2012
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VIDEO: Spectacular spattering at Kilauea summit

The impressive spattering at the summit of Kilauea volcano continues… This video shows how the western margin of the lava lake at Halema`uma`u appeared on Wednesday.

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May 11, 2012
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VIDEO: Kilauea volcano’s spattering lava lake continues

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii: The active lava lake in the Halemaumau crater vent at the summit of Hawaii Island’s Kilauea volcano continues to spatter and spew sulfur dioxide, as a recent video by USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists shows. From the HVO website: This Quicktime movie shows spattering that is typical at the margins of … Full article →

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May 7, 2012
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park earns air monitoring award

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has earned the national Safety and Health Group Award from the National Park Service. Park officials say the award was earned for the park’s work in monitoring air quality within the park, and communicating the information to the public and employees. From the National Park Service: … Full article →

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April 19, 2012
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VIDEO: Hawaii’s volcanic week marked by high lava stands

This week’s geological highlight at the active Kilauea volcano on Hawaii Island was the rise and fall of the summit lava lake.