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New video of Pu'u O'o lava

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK (HawaiiNewsNow) - On the Big Island, some amazing new video of lava spattering from a fissure after a collapse of the Pu'u O'o crater floor.

A fissure, or crack in the ground, opened up Saturday just west of the crater.

Scientists say the spattering lava is reaching heights of 65 feet.

This activity comes after the floor of Pu'u O'o crater dropped at least 370 feet.

Scientists have been sent out into the field to collect samples and take measurements.

"It is an exciting time for volcanologists, particularly because it's an eruption that's going on in a remote area so people's lives aren't being disrupted. homes aren't being threatened", said Janet Babb, with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory installed a new web camera near the site on Sunday. You can see live images of the eruption by going to http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvo/cams/NCcam/ 

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