Friday, January 04, 2008

Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii - John Seach

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the current eruption at Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. Its the longest lasting rift zone eruption at the volcano in 700 years. During the 19th and 20th century there was a 100 year long summit eruption which included a lava lake. Lava continues to erupt from the SE rift zone from fissures fed by shallow magma chamber under Pu`u `O`o crater. During the past 24 hours, lava advanced slowly southwards. Since July 2007, lava has been advancing in a NE direction outside the boundaries of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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