New episodes of volcanism at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
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Mid‐2007 was a time of intense activity at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii (see Figure 1). In June, the long‐lived Pu'u 'Ō'ō—Kupaianaha eruption, a dual‐vent system along the east rift zone (ERZ) that has been erupting since 1983 [Heliker et al., 2003], paused due to the outbreak of a new vent farther up the rift (see Figure 2). The Pu'u 'Ō'ō vent collapsed following that activity, and the resulting reorganization of the magma plumbing system led to the formation of a second new eruptive vent 2 kilometers downrift of Pu'u 'Ō'ō.

These events were well documented by geological, geophysical, and geochemical monitoring. This article summarizes results from these monitoring efforts and interprets the changes that have occurred at Kilauea since June 2007.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title New episodes of volcanism at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
Series title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
DOI 10.1029/2008EO050001
Volume 89
Issue 5
Year Published 2008
Language English
Publisher AGU
Contributing office(s) Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Volcano Hazards Team
Description 2 p.
First page 37
Last page 38
Country United States
State Hawaii
Other Geospatial Kilauea Volcano
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