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Kilauea lava flow increases

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HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Kilauea's Puu Oo crater on the Big Island is showing increased activity.

The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcanic Observatory says that the crater exhibited "vigorous lava flow" activity over the weekend with lava erupting from near the north and south rims.

There are three locations within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where scientists say lava is entering the ocean. They say gas emissions remain elevated.

A report on the observatory's website said Monday that the lava lake level at the summit is dropping slowly with seismic tremors remaining low and steady.

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