Kilauea Volcano New Vent Shoots Lava 65 Feet

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The Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, one of the worlds most active, has a new vent. The vent that has opened up shot lava 65-feet-high, said scientists. The volcano has had many recorded eruptions, but the current eruption has been a continuation since 1983!

According to the Associated Press The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the fissure eruption at Kilauea was spotted shortly after the floor at the PuÂ’u OÂ’o crater collapsed around 5 p.m. Saturday. The vent opening occurred along the middle of KilaueaÂ’s east rift zone, about 2 miles west of PuÂ’u OÂ’o.

Hopefully any areas which could be affected by the Kilauea Volcano Eruption in Hawaii have been evacuated safely. It seems there are a lot of natural occurrences going on of late, but since this particular volcano has been erupting for so long, this doesn’t seem too shocking as of yet.

Have you ever visited the site of the Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii, or any other active volcano? Please share your thoughts or experiences below.

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