New video from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory shows a new eruption between the Pu’u O’o and Napau craters. Two video views show the lava movement from an aerial view and from the ground.
The new fissure opened Saturday, March 5th 2011. Volcano’s National Park officials closed the Chain of Craters road, the east rift zone and coastal trails, along with the Kulanaokuaiki campgrounds until further notice.
The fissure is located west-southwest of Pu’u ‘O’o in a remote area of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Far from any dwellings and homes.
Over the past 24 hours, the fissure the opened on Saturday along the East Rift Zone has sporadically active. The lava lake at the Pu’u O’o crater collapsed deep into the crater, as has the lava at Halema’uma’u at summit of Kilauea. Sulfur Dioxide levels remain high at 600 tonnes/day.
This simplified map shows the approximate location of the fissure and my general location.
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