From burying communities to building new land, this historic eruption is changing the landscape of Hawai‘i Island.
Meanwhile, some scientists say that the 35-year eruption from the Pu‘u Ō‘ō vent has ended and that the flows since 3 May are a new eruption. Others take issue with this view.
Scientists say the dramatic increase in flows is likely due to the arrival of younger, hotter magma in the system.
Sinking magma levels and rockfalls prompt warnings, flight restrictions, and the shutdown of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.
Ocean slicks—naturally occurring bands of smooth water—are home to an astounding diversity of fish larvae and other marine life, researchers show.
By midcentury, the Hawaiian green sea turtle could lose nesting beaches of increasing importance on Oahu, the most populous island in the chain.
Mauna Loa is stirring—is a major eruption imminent? Comparisons with previous eruptions paint a complicated picture.
Volcano seismic waves produce distinct tremor patterns, or "fingerprints," shared by different kinds of volcanoes.
Research shows that a broken lithosphere underneath the island of Hawai'i could explain the island's patterns of seismic activity.
Geophysicists used unique seismic signatures to track the cyclic rise and fall of lava inside Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park's Overlook crater.