Hawaiian volcano crater floor collapse followed by eruption in fissue along Kilauea's east rift zone

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 00:31 in Earth & Climate

A fissure that opened on Kilauea's east rift zone after the March 5 collapse of the Pu'u 'O'o crater floor continues to erupt lava. Activity along the fissure was sporadic overnight and throughout the following day, with periods of quiet punctuated by episodes of lava spattering up to 25 meters (80 feet) high.

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