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Hawai‘i Volcano Video: Lava Lake Full

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Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt from two sources—Halema‘uma‘u crater at its summit and Puʻu ʻŌʻō, a vent on its east rift zone.

The most impressive activity is the continued inflation at Puʻu ʻŌʻō, as the floor of the west pit is about level with the west rim.

A perched pond sat atop the west edge of Puʻu ʻŌʻō on the morning of Friday, April 28, 2018, as U.S. Geological Survey scientists continue to forecast what may be a major change in the eruption on the East Rift Zone.

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The Paradise Helicopters’ crew noted that almost the entire vent was filled with lava and a majority of the surface flow activity was found within a mile of the vent.

They spotted numerous pahoehoe flows and several skylights. One large breakout persisted the entire time the crew was in the area and numerous little spots of activity and skylights were observed.

Further downslope, a small breakout was visible about a mile above Pulama Pali, but it appears that overall volume at the distal tip is waning.

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