Volcano Watch: New video about Kilauea’s eruption is online


Hawaii News Digest, 22 October 2017, 1530 UTC, Post #15820. Source: http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/community/volcano-watch-new-video-about-kilauea-s-summit-eruption-now-online Reporter:  U.S. Geological Survey. Accessed on 22 October 2017, 1530 UTC. Please click link to read the full article and to access the USGS video. Comment: A new Kilauea Volcano documentary produced by the U.S. Geological Survey is now online.  The 24-minute video …

The story of Halema’umau


Hawaii News Digest, 20 October 2017, 1520 UTC, Post #15806. Source: http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/story-halema-uma-u Reporter:  Michael Brestovansky ("Hawaii Tribune-Herald"). Accessed on 20 October 2017, 1520 UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: The U.S. Geological Survey has a released a 24-minute documentary titled "Kilauea Summit Eruption-Lava Returns to Halema'uma'u".  The short film uses historical …

Volcano Watch: Thermal maps help with the pahoehoe challenge


Hawaii News Digest, 24 September 2017, 1600 UTC, Post #15650. Source: http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/community/volcano-watch-thermal-maps-help-pahoehoe-challenge Accessed on 24 September 2017, 1600 UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: This edition of "Volcano Watch" addresses the issue of pahoehoe lava flows and what can be done to better monitor their development and flow patterns. Over the …

Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa update–unrest continues, but outcome is uncertain


Hawaii News Digest, 17 September 2017, 1530 UTC. Source: http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/community/volcano-watch-mauna-loa-update-unrest-continues-outcome-uncertain Accessed on 17 September 2017, 1530 UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: Over the past two years, scientists at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been keeping a close watch on the rates of "inflation and seismicity" at the Mauna Loa …

New sensors will help monitor activity on Mauna Loa


Hawaii News Digest, 14 September 2017, 0630 hrs, UTC, Post #15586. Source: http://khon2.com/2017/09/13/new-sensors-will-help-monitor-activity-as-scientists-say-mauna-loa-will-erupt-again/ Reporter:  Jenn Boneza (KHON 2). Accessed on 14 September 2017, 0630 hrs, UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: Volcanologists say the slumbering Mauna Loa Volcano on Hawaii Island is slowly showing "increased signs of restlessness beneath its surface." …

Volcano Watch: Tephra deposit names-out with the old, in with the new


Hawaii News Digest, 03 September 2017, 1530 hrs, UTC, Post #15534. Source: http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/community-news/volcano-watch-tephra-deposit-names-out-old-new Accessed on 03 September 2017, 1530 hrs, UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: This edition of Volcano Watch discusses how geologists name "notable" volcanic deposits such as formations. Sometimes, if there is no name, geologists will give the …

Small earthquake strikes off Big Isle’s east coast


Hawaii News Digest, 20 August 2017, 04:40 hrs, UTC, Post #15442. Source: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/08/19/breaking-news/small-earthquake-strikes-off-big-isles-east-coast/ Accessed on 20 August 2017, 04;40 hrs, UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: According to the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, the 4.1 temblor struck at 8:35 p.m., Friday, 18 August 2017, about 66 miles/105 kilometers northeast …