Older video Hawaii volcano eruption updates Kilauea EXPLODES again as earthquakes hit Big Island

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Old video for information only! Hawaii volcano eruption updates Kilauea EXPLODES again as earthquakes hit Big Island THE ERUPTION of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has shown no signs of slowing down as earthquakes continue to shake the volcano’s summit. Lava flows continue from explosive fissure 8 as the United States Geological Society (USGS) work to track activity. The USGS are continuing to monitor Kilauea’s activity, hoping to predict what will happen next at the explosive volcano. Recent images produced by the USGS have shown that the Halema’uma’u crater has nearly doubled in size since mid-May. Halema’uma’u crater is located inside the summit of Kilauea in Hawaii National Volcanoes Park. The USGS said: “Magma in the summit magma chamber has drained over the past month due to the Lower East Rift Zone eruption, causing much of the floor and rim of Halema’uma’u to drop or collapse. “These changes have resulted in a much deeper crater, with rubble covering the floor.” The crater now reaches below the previous crater floor, with the deepest part measured at 280m. On June 9, scientists from the USGS placed GPS stations around the Halema’uma’u crater, to “better monitor and measure the ongoing subsidence of Halema‘uma‘u and the adjacent caldera floor.” With the GPS stations, scientists can monitor the seismic activity, as well as where lava remains around the crater.

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