Ribbons of lava form as Kilauea remains active

Updated: Apr. 21, 2018 at 7:45 PM HST
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KILAUEA VOLCANO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - New images from Kilauea show an active flow of lava bubbling and boiling at the volcano's summit and East Rift Zone.

Ribbons of lava are forming into new rocky land as eruptions continue, officials with USGS say.

Levels at the summit continue to rise. It's a trend that has been noted over the past few weeks.

"Summit tiltmeters recorded inflationary tilt during the past day. When measured yesterday afternoon, the lava lake level was about 10 m (33 ft) below the rim of Overlook crater; the level had risen 4 meters (13 ft) from the previous day. The lava lake continued to rise overnight by a few meters (yards)," according to the USGS.

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Seismic activity is normal right now despite a few small earth quakes in the upper East Rift Zone.

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