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Kīlauea Volcano's East Rift and summit eruptions: 2015 review

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Kīlauea Volcano's East Rift and summit eruptions: Events of the past year
Free Public Talk for Volcano Awareness Month

Kīlauea has been erupting nearly continuously since 1983, when a vent, now called Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, opened on the volcano’s East Rift Zone. Then, in 2008, a second vent opened at the summit of Kīlauea within Halema‘uma‘u Crater.

Both eruptions continue today. Join Matt Patrick, a geologist with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, as he briefly describes the history of these two eruptions and provides in-depth accounts of volcanic activity during the past year, including the ongoing East Rift Zone lava flow that threatened the community of Pāhoa until March 2015 and the overflow of the summit lava lake in April-May 2015.

A printable flyer of the event can be found at hvo.wr.usgs.gov/archive/2016VAMTalks_UHH.pdf

For more information, contact: askHVO@usgs.gov (808) 967-8844

Tags: Volcano Awareness Month Kilauea Volcano Geology USGS Lava Flow Lava

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