The East Rift Zone volcano eruption continues to inundate the lower Puna community. Videos appearing here are compiled from The Hawaii Files Channelon YouTube. It contains a variety of clips from local, national and international sources. As such local videos are usually the most accurate. Videos from questionable sources or publishers are not included on the playlist.
Our Hawaii Volcano Watchpage contain the daily Summary Scroll to selected updates regarding the volcano eruption.
The Big Island of Hawaii is open for business and the Honokaa Western Week festivities have begun. Throughout this week, Honokaa town comes to life with the celebration of its 62-year-old tradition that culminates with its annual parade, block party and 3-day rodeo. Come dressed in your spiffiest cowboy or cowgirl duds and enjoy a week of fun activities in Honokaa town, far, far away from the erupting volcanoes.
It’s time for the rodeo: May 26 to 28, 2018 – Honokaa Hawaii
Everyone loves a parade including cowboys and horses. You can find all of that this coming Friday May 25 in Honokaa town.
There is no doubt in my mind that the lava from this phase of the eruption will make it to the ocean by tonight or sometime in the next two days if the current level of activity continues. Seems like many of the fissures have joined and a new cinder cone may be in the making.
I am not a geologist, but only speculating in what could come next. Check all of the YouTube videos that I have compiled. You will see people’s reactions to the lava, news bulletins, more aerial shots, and commentary from the brave videographer residents who have chosen to stay in lower Puna and document all of the activity for the world to see.
As of early this morning, eruption of ash from the Overlook vent within Halemaumau crater at Kilauea Volcano’s summit has generally increased in intensity. Ash has been rising nearly continuously from the vent and drifting downwind to the southwest. Ashfall and vog (volcanic air pollution) has been reported in Pahala, about 18 miles downwind. NWS radar and pilot reports indicate the top of the ash cloud is as high as 10,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level, but this may be expected to vary depending on the vigor of activity and wind conditions.
Ash emission from the Kilauea summit vent will likely be variable with periods of increased and decreased intensity depending on the occurrence of rockfalls into the vent and other changes within the vent.
At any time, activity may become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent.
Two new fissures have become active today (May 14): Fissure 18 and 19. Spectacular volcano and lava footage have been posted to official websites and social media.
Be sure to visit our Hawaii Volcano Videos section on this site (top post) or on YouTube. On the YouTube site you can scroll through more than 160 video clips and choose the ones you like the best. The most recent videos are always at the top of the list, with historic ones appearing at the bottom.
We also added a new video collection for Mauna Loa volcano, which is not erupting at the present time.
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