June 7, 2009 |
The summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is glowing brightly as molten lava swirls 300 feet below its crater's floor, bubbling near the surface after years of spewing from the volcano's side. The expanding vent of Halemaumau crater helps confirm scientists' belief that the lava is close to the surface of the summit, said Janet Babb, a geologist and spokeswoman for the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
August 18, 2002 |
It was almost like a twilight picnic before a rock concert. People milled about carrying backpacks, coolers and baskets. Flashlight beams swung in arcs across the path. Shouts, cheers and chatter added to the carnival-like atmosphere. A young woman pulled a marshmallow from her knapsack, skewered it with a stick and thrust it toward the orange glow.
February 6, 1985 |
The Kilauea volcano fell silent Tuesday, ending its latest eruptive phase, which sent a five-mile lava flow harmlessly down the mountain, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1985 |
The Kilauea volcano sent only "very low" fountains of molten rock along a fissure vent Monday in the fourth day of its latest eruptive phase, officials said. No property was threatened by the lava.
July 20, 1986 |
Kilauea volcano has resumed its 3 1/2-year-old eruption, sending out a 5-mile-long river of molten rock that forced officials to close a road inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
April 23, 1985 |
Kilauea volcano spewed lava as high as 1,000 feet and sent a flow of molten rock within half a mile of a housing subdivision before the eruption stopped Monday morning, scientists said.
October 22, 1990 |
Lava flowing from the Kilauea Volcano burned down another home Sunday in the Kalapana Shores subdivision and threatened to wipe out what little is left of the coastal community.
January 14, 1988 |
Lava from Kilauea volcano has destroyed the 59th home of its five-year-long eruption, Hawaii County Civil Defense officials said. A wall of molten rock overran the home in Kapaahu on Tuesday.
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April 10, 1987 |
Lava from the long-erupting Kilauea volcano entered the ocean Thursday on the southeast side of the island of Hawaii for the second time since December, officials said. The lava flow reportedly posed no threat to homes in the area.
April 24, 2008 |
Elevated levels of sulfur dioxide pouring from Kilauea volcano forced the evacuation of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for the second time this month. About 2,000 people were forced to leave the park when a lack of wind kept the noxious gas from Halemaumau Crater lingering over the Big Island volcano, park spokeswoman Mardie Lane said.