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Volcano watch

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on March 25, 2008 at 10:10 am with No Comments »
March 25, 2008 10:10 am

There is now a continuous emission of ash from the new gas vent in Halema`uma`u Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The top of the ash plume, which is currently being blown to the southwest of the crater, reaches from a half mile to one mile above ground level.

The amount of lava erupted from the vent was small, but it represents the first lava erupted from anywhere in Halema`uma`u since 1982.

Click here for a cool panoramic view of the crater.

Click here for more information on the eruption.

Click here for a view of the volcano closer to home.

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