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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: Aug 29 2014 - 5:39am

    Hawaii County Civil Defense officials will call for an evacuation should a worrisome lava flow approaching neighborhoods near Pahoa appear to be within five days of encroaching on populated areas.

  2. | Posted: Aug 29 2014 - 5:39am

    Hawaii County Civil Defense officials will call for an evacuation should a worrisome lava flow approaching neighborhoods near Pahoa appear to be within five days of encroaching on populated areas.

  3. | Posted: Aug 28 2014 - 11:20am

    A lava flow that could threaten the Pahoa area may have stalled, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

  4. | Posted: Aug 28 2014 - 11:20am

    A lava flow that could threaten the Pahoa area may have stalled, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

  5. | Posted: Aug 27 2014 - 5:18am

    The ordinarily quiet streets of Kaohe Homesteads south of Pahoa bustled with activity Tuesday.

  6. | Posted: Aug 27 2014 - 5:18am

    The ordinarily quiet streets of Kaohe Homesteads south of Pahoa bustled with activity Tuesday.

  7. | Posted: Aug 26 2014 - 2:23pm

    A lava flow that could threaten homes around Pahoa has exited a ground crack, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

  8. | Posted: Aug 26 2014 - 2:23pm

    A lava flow that could threaten homes around Pahoa has exited a ground crack, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

  9. | Posted: Aug 26 2014 - 6:24am

    Hawaii Island public safety officials asked Lower Puna residents Monday night to remain vigilant as scientists continue to track a lava flow that is now within 2 miles of a populated subdivision.

  10. | Posted: Aug 26 2014 - 6:24am

    Hawaii Island public safety officials asked Lower Puna residents Monday night to remain vigilant as scientists continue to track a lava flow that is now within 2 miles of a populated subdivision.

  11. | Posted: Aug 23 2014 - 1:00am

    The Puu Oo lava flow is prompting fresh concerns as it continues its march toward populated areas.

  12. | Posted: Aug 23 2014 - 1:00am

    The Puu Oo lava flow is prompting fresh concerns as it continues its march toward populated areas.

  13. | Posted: Aug 22 2014 - 3:27pm

    This week, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory bids aloha to interns Pua Pali and Greg Javar, who gained first-hand experience monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes by working with U.S. Geological Survey scientists this summer.

  14. | Posted: Aug 22 2014 - 3:27pm

    This week, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory bids aloha to interns Pua Pali and Greg Javar, who gained first-hand experience monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes by working with U.S. Geological Survey scientists this summer.

  15. Posted: Aug 19 2014 - 1:40pm

    The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory resumed monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes Aug. 13, officials said.