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...
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.
Kilauea is a Hawaiian shield volcano that began its latest eruption in 1983 and hasn't stopped. It is found on the southeastern side of Mauna Loa on the Big Island. The eruptions continue at the volcano's Pu`u O`o cinder cone and flow down a magma tube to the sea approx...
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.
When a volcano erupts, magma from beneath the Earth is forced out of the volcano's mouth in the form of molten lava. Large amounts of gases and ash can also be released with the lava, depending on the type of eruption.
Volcanoes erupt due to pressure that the weight of the rocks puts on the magma and forces it to the surface out any available vent or exit provided to it. The magma is in a reservoir like area under the surface and the pressure from the rocks causes the less dense magma...