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    4.8 magnitude quake on the Big Island

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    A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck the Hāmākua Coast region of Hawai‘i Island at approximately 6:36 a.m., according to a report from the NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach.
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    USGS now saying 4.9. Looks like it was pretty close to Mauna Kea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    4.8 magnitude quake on the Big Island

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    USGS now saying 4.9. Looks like it was pretty close to Mauna Kea.
    Seems to track with similar situations in the past - Kilauea quiets down and Mauna Kea starts rumbling. Worth keeping and eye on.

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    Madame Pele is awake again.

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    Kilauea volcano erupted overnight for the first time in more than two years, placing Hawaii's Big Island on a red alert Monday morning.

    The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the situation is "rapidly evolving." It's unclear what, if any, damage has occurred so far.

    The eruption began late Sunday within the volcano's Halemaumau crater, at the summit of Kilauea. The HVO said it detected a "glow" within the crater at about 9:30 p.m. local time.
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    An eruption started at Kīlauea summit on December 20 at approximately 9:30 p.m. HST with multiple fissures opening on the walls of Halemaʻumaʻu crater. The lava cascaded into the summit water lake, boiling off the water and forming a new lava lake at the base of the crater. The northern fissure, pictured, was producing the tallest lava fountain at roughly 50 m (165 ft), and all lava was contained within Halemaʻumaʻu crater in Kīlauea caldera.
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    OOH! Gotta check on the internet!

    ETA: USGS site not loading. Could be a tad busy!
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    Here is a link to the HVO webcam. A little slow (as Trebuchet says, I'm sure they are being hammered), but amazing images.
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    Here is a capture from the webcam
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    I find myself wishing for Halemaumau to regain its former flat floor!
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    Hawaii volcano gushes lava from vents in summit crater. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said a lake of lava that’s formed in the crater had grown to be 470 feet (143 meters) deep as of late Tuesday. Kilauea volcano began spurting lava Sunday after two years of relative silence. The quiet came after more than three decades of continuous eruption stretching from 1983 to 2018. About 700 homes were destroyed when lava surged through volcanic vents in a residential neighborhood during the last year of that episode.

    https://apnews.com/article/volcanoes...5843172ebc98ec
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    So this is the aptly named 2020 eruption. Fitting end to this year.

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    Big Island Video News has been providing some good, short summary videos. Here's the latest:

    https://youtu.be/vq8fCQSf9u8

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    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post
    Big Island Video News has been providing some good, short summary videos. Here's the latest:

    https://youtu.be/vq8fCQSf9u8
    That was very good indeed. I was surprised to learn that the area is open to visitors! And that floating island of lava is cool.
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    How can an island be growing in a lava lake atop Hawaii volcano? Scientists have ideas.

    https://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-w...248206265.html
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    USGS video of crustal foundering in the lava lake:

    https://youtu.be/a1xZNweFu0U

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    That’s just how Mother Earth plays Tetris

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    Quote Originally Posted by publiusr View Post
    That’s just how Mother Earth plays Tetris
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    When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
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    The USGS has produced an animation of the crater and lava lake showing structures as if 3-D.

    https://youtu.be/EVVGnJurcUM

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    Kilauea Update: Eruption Increases At Caldera West Vent (Jan. 13, 2021) This U.S. Geological Survey video taken on January 11 shows how the the surface activity has increased at the western vent since our last update. Low fountaining was supplying lava to an open channel that poured into the lava lake.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_r2__fVBt4
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    Kilauea volcano (Hawai'i): moderate earthquake in Kaʻū district.Seismic network of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a volcano-tectonic earthquake with magnitude M 4 located beneath the south part of the Island of Hawai'i, in the district of Kaʻū at about 18:15 local time yesterday. The earthquake was located approx. 8 km northeast of Pāhala at depth 34 km (21 miles). Moderate shaking with maximum intensity of V on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, has been reported across parts of the Island of Hawai'i. According to HVO scientist, David Phillips, the earthquake had no impact on the ongoing effusive eruption at Kīlauea's summit. "This earthquake is part of the ongoing seismic swarm under the Pāhala area, which started in August 2019. Unlike most events associated with this swarm, this earthquake was widely felt across the Island of Hawai'i, and as far away as Oʻahu."

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    (video) Kīlauea — Recent Change in Vent Configuration (Jan 18, 2021). This video shows the two main vents active at the western fissure in Halema‘uma‘u at Kīlauea's summit, with both supplying lava to the lava lake. Low fountaining was present at each vent.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wle93UaNMho
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    What’s happening at Kīlauea Volcano? (video)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A1fWQkFEnw
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    Destructive lava means great tourism at Kilauea

    https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/h...ism/index.html
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    I realized I hadn't looked in on the HVO site recently. The latest eruption basically filling Halemaumau back in was declared over since May 23.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    I realized I hadn't looked in on the HVO site recently. The latest eruption basically filling Halemaumau back in was declared over since May 23.
    I follow Volcano National Park on Facebook. I don't recall the last time they reported active eruption information. The last stuff I recall was the lake that was forming in the crater, and how that was growing. It seems mostly the stuff they have been reporting are repairs they are still making from the most recent eruption and associated earthquakes, and Covid-measures.
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    You can check in here!
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    Nice video from Scott Manley of a recent visit he made to the Big Island and visiting the site of the recent eruption in Leilani Estates. Great up close and personal views.

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    I watched that yesterday. I felt kind of torn between "that's awesome" and "that's kinda irresponsible."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    I watched that yesterday. I felt kind of torn between "that's awesome" and "that's kinda irresponsible."
    I understand, but I was much closer to "that's awesome" and "me want!". If and when I go, I'll go with some sort of guide.
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