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Picture of lava

The beauty of Hawai'i. There is NO place like it. Too bad people are loving it to death. ANYWAY here is a story about lava that appeared in the local paper there. Its very exciting to see this before your eyes but be careful when you visit the volcanoes cuz its still active. When I was there, there were MANY people walking there unaware that it can explode at any time:






New vent spawns rivers of lava

Lava continued to erupt yesterday from a new vent at the southeast base of the Pu'u 'O'o cinder cone on the Big Island.

The vent, which opened just before 6 a.m. Sunday, is giving off a beautiful glow for visitors to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and people driving along Highway 11, said ranger and park spokeswoman Mardie Lane. It is the first new lava vent since May 12, 2002, although the eruption has continued since then at Pu'u 'O'o.

"When you are driving up on Highway 11 you can definitely see the glow on low-lying clouds," Lane said. "And some people have seen the lava spattering from the highway."

Pu'u 'O'o is part of an eruption on Kilauea Volcano's east rift zone that began Jan. 3, 1983. Some of the lava was ponding yesterday in a low area near the vent, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

It has been very active in recent weeks, Lane said. On Saturday, Lane said she saw orange and yellow reflections of lava inside Pu'u 'O'o cone.

Hikers on the Pu'u Huluhulu trail have been able to see the glow from about seven miles away, Lane said.



Seen at http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/Jan/21/ln/ln03a.html
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