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Kīlauea Volcano Video Update: May 29

May 25, 2018, 3:28 PM HST
* Updated May 29, 12:33 PM
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A team of USGS scientists in the Lower East Rift Zone has documented the spectacular 165-foot-tall fissure 7 lava fountain to the east which had lit up the sky in a red hue.

Everyday, a team of USGS scientists canvasses areas along Kīlauea Volcano’s east Lower Rift Zone.

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There’s a crack in the road.

And so what we’re looking at here is a fountain of lava, feeding a lava flow that’s traveling mainly to the south away from us.

And you can the height of these two fountains, so we can compare it with last night and that’ll perhaps pin down an infusion rate for this system. And just to be able to monitor the evolution of the fountain through time.

We also really want to be able to see if we can measure the progress of the flow front here to see if it’s moving northward in this direction at all.

But it looks like we were here last night looking down this driveway and it looks like the flow really hasn’t progressed too much in this northward direction so that’s a positive. We really wants things to flow south toward the ocean rather than towards the suburb with all of the houses.

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