Open-File Report 2007–1264
The most recent episode in the ongoing Pu‘ ‘Ō‘ō—Kupaianaha eruption of Kīlauea Volcano is currently producing lava flows north of the east rift zone. Although they pose no immediate threat to communities, changes in flow behavior could conceivably cause future flows to advance downrift and impact communities thus far unaffected. This report reviews lava flow hazards in the Puna District and discusses the potential hazards posed by the recent change in activity. Members of the public are advised to increase their general awareness of these hazards and stay up-to-date on current conditions.
First posted October 12, 2007
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Kauahikaua, Jim, 2007, Lava flow hazard assessment, as of August 2007, for Kīlauea East Rift Zone eruptions, Hawai‘i Island: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1264, 9 p.
ISSN 2331-1258 (online)
Lava Flow Hazards posed by Kīlauea Volcano in the Puna District
The Current Situation: the July 21 fissure eruption
What immediate hazards does the newest eruptive activity pose?
What future hazards does the newest eruptive activity pose?
Conclusions as of August 16, 2007