Kilauea volcano News

Displaced USGS Scientists Continue to Monitor Hawaii Volcanoes

Geologists who monitor Hawaii’s volcanoes are still among those displaced by the recent eruption of Kilauea. The Big Island eruption began on May 3 and destroyed more than 700 homes and started a series of collapse events at the volcano’s …

Hawaii County Needs $800M for Volcano Recovery

Hawaii County officials say they need $800 million to recover from the Kilauea volcano disaster. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports Managing Director Wil Okabe said last week that the county needs that amount to ensure the island’s long-term recovery from the …

Scientists Downgrade Hawaii Volcano Alert Level

Slowing activity at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has prompted scientists on Friday to downgrade their alert level for the mountain. The U.S. Geological Survey issued a “watch” for Kilauea’s ground hazards, down from a “warning.” But scientists say this doesn’t mean …

Hawaii Plans $550M Request for Disaster Recovery

Big Island Mayor Harry Kim is planning to ask the state Legislature for $550 million for disaster recovery following the effects of the Kilauea volcano eruption. Kim said he discussed a conceptual plan with Gov. David Ige last week, and …

Latest Hawaii Volcano Peril is Road Damage From Earthquakes

Officials on Hawaii’s Big Island, where the Kilauea volcano has been spewing huge amounts of lava for months, are bracing for the possibility that frequent earthquakes will cut off a major highway. Emergency officials dealing with the eruption are turning …

Injured Tourist Thought She’d Die Due to Hawaii Lava Blast

Jessica Tilton wanted to see lava flowing into the ocean off Hawaii’s Big Island but thought her sightseeing boat got too close to the explosive phenomenon. “It was too close for comfort,” the 20-year-old from Washington, Illinois, told reporters Tuesday …

Lava Injuries Don’t Deter Hawaii Volcano Boat Tours

Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard’s revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 …

Some Hawaii Lava Evacuees May Return to Homes During ‘Stable’ Flow

Officials on Hawaii’s Big Island let some people back into their homes and scaled down emergency operations Monday as lava flowed into the ocean on a path that wasn’t threatening new areas. “We’ve pretty much thrown everything at this event” …

Hawaii Volcano Lava Destroys 117 Big Island Homes

Lava from Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano has destroyed more than 100 homes in a rural Big Island district. As of Monday, lava burned down 117 homes, said Hawaii County spokeswoman Janet Snyder. On Friday, the count was at 87 homes. …

Hawaii Homeowners Concerned About Lava Coverage

Patricia Deter moved from Oregon to Hawaii to be closer to her two daughters, but the Kilauea volcano burned down her home only a month after she bought it. Now Deter and her family, along others who have recently lost …