Saturday, August 06, 2011

Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii - John Seach

Large changes have occurred on the east rift zone of Kilauea volcano. On 3rd August the floor of Pu'u O'o crater collapsed and draining the lava lake. A lava volume of lava emerged from twelve vents on the west side of Pu'u O'o cone which flowed northwest and south. The walls of Pu'u O'o crater have started to collapse. A small amount of lava has returned to the crater floor and was visible on the webcam. At present the lava flows remain within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and have not approaced inhabited areas.
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