Lava spews 65 feet high after crater collapse

By Associated Press

POSTED: 01:11 p.m. HST, Mar 06, 2011

VOLCANO, Hawaii >> A new vent has opened at one of the world’s most active volcanoes, sending lava shooting up to 65 feet high, scientists at Kilauea volcano said Sunday.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the fissure eruption was spotted shortly after the floor at the Pu’u O’o crater collapsed around 5 p.m. Saturday. It occurred along the middle of Kilauea’s east rift zone, about 2 miles west of Pu’u ‘O’o.

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