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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: Sep 13 2014 - 1:02am

    East Hawaii real estate offices are reporting a rush of lower Puna residents looking to rent homes closer to Hilo in anticipation of the approaching lava flow.

  2. | Posted: Sep 13 2014 - 1:02am

    East Hawaii real estate offices are reporting a rush of lower Puna residents looking to rent homes closer to Hilo in anticipation of the approaching lava flow.

  3. | Posted: Sep 13 2014 - 1:01am

    Kalapana.

  4. | Posted: Sep 13 2014 - 1:01am

    Kalapana.

  5. | Posted: Sep 12 2014 - 5:23am

    PAHOA — It was lunchtime, and the village streets buzzed with its regular daily activity.

  6. | Posted: Sep 12 2014 - 5:23am

    PAHOA — It was lunchtime, and the village streets buzzed with its regular daily activity.

  7. | Posted: Sep 12 2014 - 1:00am

    Crews started building two alternate routes Thursday as a lava flow continued its advance toward Pahoa and Highway 130.

  8. | Posted: Sep 12 2014 - 1:00am

    Crews started building two alternate routes Thursday as a lava flow continued its advance toward Pahoa and Highway 130.

  9. | Posted: Sep 11 2014 - 1:01am

    Pahoa merchants were assured Wednesday that efforts will be made to maintain some sense of normalcy should the June 27 lava flow cover Highway 130.

  10. | Posted: Sep 11 2014 - 1:01am

    School officials are weighing options for keeping classes going, should lava encroach on roadways and populated areas in lower Puna.

  11. | Posted: Sep 11 2014 - 1:01am

    School officials are weighing options for keeping classes going, should lava encroach on roadways and populated areas in lower Puna.

  12. | Posted: Sep 11 2014 - 1:01am

    Pahoa merchants were assured Wednesday that efforts will be made to maintain some sense of normalcy should the June 27 lava flow cover Highway 130.

  13. | Posted: Sep 10 2014 - 7:44am

    County Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira said Tuesday night officials are “looking at multiple other ways to create connectivity” in the event lava from the June 27 flow crosses Highway 130 and isolates lower Puna.

  14. | Posted: Sep 10 2014 - 7:44am

    County Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira said Tuesday night officials are “looking at multiple other ways to create connectivity” in the event lava from the June 27 flow crosses Highway 130 and isolates lower Puna.

  15. | Posted: Sep 10 2014 - 1:01am

    Fresh from restoring power to thousands of lower Puna residents after Tropical Storm Iselle, Hawaii Electric Light Co. is prepping for the possibility of outages wrought by lava from Kilauea volcano.