Volcano Watch: What was that ship doing by the 2018 lava deltas?

In late September, East Hawaii residents with ocean views might have noticed an unusual ship — too small for a cruise ship, too big for a fishing boat — sailing just offshore of the 2018 lava deltas along the Puna coast. It also entered Hilo Harbor, where it deployed several smaller boats that canvassed the bay within the breakwall.

Volcano Watch: How deep is the 2018 dike under Highway 130?

Even though Kilauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone eruption has been over for about a year, steam continues to appear in new places or reappear in old places, and vegetation continues to die because of lingering heat and steam in areas of the 2018 fissures.

Volcano Watch: Volcano scientists gather for a volatile meeting

This week, a group of volcanic gas scientists from throughout the United States, including staff from the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, will gather at the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Wash., for a workshop to improve and facilitate collaboration within the volcanic gas community during times of eruption or volcanic unrest.

Volcano Watch: ‘Volcano Watch’ receives national award

“Volcano Watch,” weekly articles written primarily by U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory staff and occasionally by USGS partners and university affiliates, was recently honored by the National Association of Government Communicators.