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The 2014-2015 Pāhoa lava flow crisis at Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i: Disaster avoided and lessons learned

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Poland, Michael, Orr, Tim R., Kauahikaua, James P., Brantley, Steven R., Babb, Janet L., Patrick, Matthew R., Neal, Christina A., Anderson, Kyle R., Antolik, Loren, Burgess, Matthew, Elias, Tamar, Fuke, Steven, Fukunaga, Pauline, Johanson, Ingrid A., Kagimoto, Marian, Kamibayashi, Kevan, Lee, Lopaka, Miklius, Asta, Million, William, Moniz, Cyril, Okubo, Paul G., Sutton, A. Jeff, Takahashi, T. Jane, Thelen, Wes A., Tollett, William, and Trusdell, Frank A., 2015, The 2014-2015 Pāhoa lava flow crisis at Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i: Disaster avoided and lessons learned, GSA Today, 26(2), 4-10, doi:10.1130/GSATG262A.1.

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Lava flow crises are nothing new on the Island of Hawai‘i, where their destructive force has been demonstrated repeatedly over the past several hundred years. The 2014–2015 Pāhoa lava flow crisis, however, was unique in terms of its societal impact and volcanological characteristics. Despite low effusion rates, a long-lived lava flow whose extent reached 20 km (the longest at Kīlauea Volcano in the past several hundred years) was poised for months to impact thousands of people, although direct impacts were ultimately minor (thus far). Careful observation of the flow reaffirmed and expanded knowledge of the processes associated with pāhoehoe emplacement, including the direct correlation between summit pressurization and flow advance, [...]

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