Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii - John Seach

A new lava emission has occurred in the upper east rift zone at Kilauea volcano. The earthquake swarm over the past few days at the volcano resulted in a 250 m long fissure opening in the forest northeast of Kane Nui o Hamo, 6 km west of Pu`u `O`o vent, and close to Makaopuhi crater. Profuse lava was emitting from the north flank of Kane Nui o Hamo. Extension across the rift zone near Makaopuhi crater has reached 95 cm. The eruption event has been named Episode 56 by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
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