Friday, July 03, 2009

Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii - John Seach

A collapse occurred at the summit vent in Kilauea volcano, Hawaii on 30th June. The collapse occurred at 1:38 PM (Hawaiian Standard Time) Tuesday afternoon, and blocked the summit vent. The event produced a brown plume, booming noises, and ground shaking which was felt at Hawaii Volcano observatory and Jaggar Museum. Between 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM, a section of the floor of Halemaumau Crater collapsed, widening the west rim of the summit vent. By nightfall, the evening glow from Halemaumau vent disappeared. Recently the night glow has attracted crowds of tourists at Jaggar Museum which overlooks Halemaumau crater.
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