A new book that summarizes the Kīlauea magma system is now available online, with printed copies to follow soon. The U.S. Geological Survey monograph summarizes the evolution of the internal plumbing of Kīlauea Volcano on the Island of Hawai‘i from the first documented eruption in 1790 to the explosive eruption of March 2008 in Halema‘uma‘u crater.

For the period before the founding of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory in 1912, the authors rely on written observations of eruptive activity, earthquake swarms, and periodic draining of magma from the lava lake present in Kīlauea caldera by missionaries and visiting scientists. After 1912,...

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