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As of March 2014, Kilauea is in a constant state of eruption. It had lain dormant for several hundred years until it suddenly erupted on January 3, 1983. Superheated air and magma spewed into the air, and Kilauea has been actively erupting since.


As of 2014, the Kilauea Volcano has been continuously erupting for 31 years. The volcano has been directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people.


According to the U.S. Geological Society, the Kilauea volcano erupted approximately 63 times between 1750 and 1982 and has been continuously erupting since January 3, 1983. The Kilauea volcano is one of the most active in the world and has been responsible for the destr...


Kilauea formed from the uprising of magma from deep within the surface of the Earth. Kilauea is categorized as a hotspot volcano, which is the most common type of volcano in the Hawaiian Islands. These volcanoes do not form along the boundaries of tectonic plates as do ...


Kilauea, the largest volcano in the Hawaiian Islands, has affected the people who live in close proximity to it since humans first came to live on Hawaii. Kilauea is still active. It has been erupting constantly since 1983, according to the United States Geological Surv...


A mainly basaltic type of lava is produced by Kilauea during a typical eruption. This extruded molten material is characterized by low concentrations of silica and high melting temperatures. Compared to rhyolitic lava, basaltic lava is more fluid.


Mount Kilauea on the Big Island of Hawaii is a shield volcano. Its continuous lava flow since 1983 is a defining characteristic of a shield volcano.