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Magma: What’s hot and what’s not

| | Nov 9 2017 - 3:40pm | Comments

Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory routinely collect lava samples from Kilauea and use the chemistry of these samples to infer the temperature of magma (molten rock below Earth’s surface).

  1. | Posted: May 19 2015 - 10:23am

    Earthquake activity at Kilauea Volcano’s summit remains above normal Monday, U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists say.

  2. | Posted: May 15 2015 - 2:46pm

    Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists said Friday they are monitoring increased earthquake activity at Kilauea Volcano that may be indicative of magma accumulating south of the summit caldera.

  3. | Posted: May 15 2015 - 8:42am

    The lava lake at Kilauea Volcano’s summit remains out of view from Jaggar Museum on Thursday.

  4. | Posted: May 14 2015 - 10:31am

    The lava lake at Kilauea Volcano’s summit remains out of view from Jaggar Museum, the U.S. Geological Survey reported Wednesday morning.

  5. | Posted: May 13 2015 - 9:02am

    The surface of the lava lake atop Kilauea has once again dropped out of sight.

  6. | Posted: May 13 2015 - 5:39am

    Kilauea Volcano’s summit remains in a period of slow deflation, the U.S. Geological Survey reported Tuesday morning.

  7. | Posted: May 12 2015 - 8:48am

    Kilauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level continues to fall as the volcano remains in a period of slow deflation, the U.S. Geological Survey reported Monday morning.

  8. | Posted: May 12 2015 - 8:42am

    In response to increased seismic activity along the East Rift Zone, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park closed backcountry trails and campgrounds below Kilauea’s summit for overnight use.

  9. | Posted: May 12 2015 - 8:35am

    For some, getting up-close-and-personal with a swollen, boiling lake of lava might sound terrifying, even nightmarish. For 37-year-old Matt Patrick, it’s a dream come true.

  10. | Posted: May 8 2015 - 9:03am

    The lava lake at Kilauea Volcano’s summit is once again spilling lava onto the floor of Halemaumau Crater.

  11. | Posted: May 7 2015 - 8:46am

    The summit lava lake on Wednesday remains close to the rim of the Overlook Crater, but has not spilled lava onto the floor of Halemaumau Crater during the past day, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory report.

  12. | Posted: May 6 2015 - 7:40am

    Lava continues to fill the Overlook Crater to its rim Tuesday morning, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported.

  13. | | Posted: May 5 2015 - 8:39am

    The summit lava lake remains close to the rim of the Overlook Crater but has not spilled onto the floor of Halemaumau Crater during the past day, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory report Monday.

  14. | Posted: May 4 2015 - 9:16am

    A large overflow of the lava lake atop Kilauea Volcano early Saturday expanded the area of Halemaumau Crater floor now coated in a fresh layer of earth.

  15. | Posted: May 3 2015 - 12:05am

    Over the past week, lava has risen within the Halemaumau Overlook crater (active vent at the summit of Kilauea) and overflowed onto the floor of the larger Halemaumau Crater. As a result, visitation to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has skyrocketed. This is understandable because it’s the first time that a lake of lava within Halemaumau Crater has been visible from park visitor overlooks since 1974.