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Kilauea lava delta disappears after crumbling into the ocean

(Image: USGS) (Image: USGS)
(Image: USGS) (Image: USGS)
KILAUEA VOLCANO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A growing lava delta at the Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii island has disappeared after collapsing into the ocean.

New images from the United States Geological Survey show a plume of steam following the collapse of the rocky shelf.

The USGS says the delta collapsed Wednesday morning after a crack continued to grow. The crack was first noticed in late April.

It is believed the delta collapsed between 9:35 and 9:40 a.m. Wednesday.

This is the latest activity for the highly active area. For more details on the activity of the volcano, click here.

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