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What are the Last Notable Volcanic Eruptions in Hawaii?

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What are the Last Notable Volcanic Eruptions in Hawaii?

Below is a list of the last notable eruptions in Hawaii:

  • 1969-1974 Mauna Ulu eruption (Kilauea): 1969-1974, lasting around 5 years.
  • 1971 Kilauea Iki eruption (Kilauea): 1971, lasting for about 2 months.
  • 1977 eruption (Kilauea): 1977, lasting for about 1 day.
  • 1982 eruption (Kilauea): 1982, lasting for about 18 days.
  • 1983-2018 Pu’u ‘O’o eruption (Kilauea): 1983-2018, lasting around 35 years.
  • 1990 Kalapana eruption (Kilauea): 1990, lasting for about 1 year.
  • 1999 Kilauea Summit eruption (Kilauea): 1999, lasting for about 2 weeks.
  • 2003 Kamoamoa eruption (Kilauea): 2003, lasting for about 1 week.
  • 2007 eruption (Kilauea): 2007, lasting for about 1 day.
  • 2008-2018 Halema’uma’u eruption (Kilauea): 2008-2018, lasting around 10 years.
  • 2011 Kamoamoa eruption (Kilauea): 2011, lasting for about 5 days.
  • 2011-2013 Peace Day eruption (Kilauea): 2011-2013, lasting around 2 years.
  • 2014 Pahoa lava flow (Kilauea): 2014, lasting for about 4 months.
  • 2015 Kilauea Summit eruption (Kilauea): 2015, lasting for about 1 week.
  • 2018 Kilauea eruption (Kilauea): 2018, lasting for about 3 months.
  • 2023 Kilauea eruption (Kilauea): 2023, lasting for about 2 months. Read more about this latest eruption from the USGS.
Map dated February 3, 2023 showing the size of the active and non active portions of the lava lake. Diagram on bottom showing how lava filled Halema'uma'u crater from 2018 to 2023.
Map showing some of the areas of the 2023 Kilauea eruption (USGS).
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