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Thirty Years of Eruptions at Pu’u ’O’o
January 8, 2013 | NASA Earth Observatory

“Just after midnight on January 3, 1983, a small fissure opened within Napau Crater on Kilauea Volcano, spewing red-hot lava. Within hours, additional fissures stretched 6 kilometers down the volcano’s East Rift Zone. Thirty years later, the Pu’u ’O’o-Kupaianaha eruption continues, making it the longest eruption at Kilauea in recorded history. Since the eruption began in 1983, lava has poured almost continuously from a cluster of vents on the eastern flank.” Quoted from the Earth Observatory image release.

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