|Lava is currently flowing down Kilauea's east rift zone.|
Oozing down the east rift zone, the latest lava breakout has been putting on a spectacular show, flooding areas downslope with fiery, molten lava. After the initial breakout, Pu‘u ‘O‘o Crater then collapsed almost 280 feet, according to scientists at Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
|Helicopter footage from two days ago.|
Scientist say that based on similar events through the years, the flow could last anywhere from weeks to months. "The volume of the erupted lava has already equaled, or exceeded, the volume of the Pu‘u ‘O‘o crater collapse, so the flow is possibly being fed directly from the rift zone," according to the weekly "Volcano Watch" by Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
|This is Pu‘u ‘O‘o Crater just prior to the current eruption.|
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