The Hawaii Files Volcano Watch Page
The East Rift Zone volcano eruption continues to inundate the lower Puna community. Use this page as a resource to various links on the volcano eruption in Hawaii.
The Hawaii Volcano Watch video playlist on The Hawaii Files Channel at YouTube is a growing library of videos from local, national and international sources. It gives you a varying perspective of the eruption from the eyes of individuals, organizations, local, state, national and world news media. As such local videos will probably be the most accurate, while those from sources outside of Hawaii should be considered “secondary”.
For this reason have excluded many videos from questionable sources or publishers just repeating content from the local feeds, unless they are one of the major TV networks or publishing organizations. Many of the volcano videos out there are sensational or alarmist in nature with questionable content.
Furthermore, we have provided a quick list of links to the most pertinent information as well as to selected videographers.
Informative Links for Up To Date News
Hawaii Volcano Observatory (USGS)
USGS: Kiluaea Volcano Alerts
USGS: East Rift Zone Eruption and Summit Summary
Hawaii County Civil Defense
Puna Lava Flow 2018 website
Big Island Now
Hawaii Tribune Herald
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Honolulu Civil Beat
The Hawaii Files Video Channel (YouTube)
Apauhawaii Tours – Scott Wiggers (YouTube)
Mick Kalber – Tropical Visions Video (Vimeo)
Ikaika Marzo ( Facebook video blogger)
The Hawaii Files Volcano Summary Scroll
Visit the 2018 Hawaii Eruptions Map to see where all the lava has gone to in addition to the location of fissures and other key areas in the lower Puna area.
Hawaii Volcano Videos – Mauna Loa (not erupting)
Mauna Loa volcano, the largest in the world as measured from the ocean floor is overdue for an eruption. It last erupted in 1984 sending a stream of lava down the eastern slope toward Hawaii Island’s largest city, Hilo. The flow stopped just 4 miles away from the city when the eruption stopped. USGS Hawaii Volcano Observatory monitors Mauna Loa on a daily basis and issues reports.