Scientists expect new Kilauea activity

Published: Aug. 19, 2011 at 9:05 AM HST
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HONOLULU HawaiiNewsNow - Scientists on the Big Island expect to see more action from Kilauea volcano in the coming days.

They've been carefully monitoring a new eruption that began on Aug. 3. That's when a crater at Pu'u O'o collapsed, sending rivers of lava down slope.

Since then, lava has been erupting from vents on the western flank of Pu'u O'o , but at a much slower rate.

All this may soon change now that Kilauea's summit is no longer deflating.

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