Tuesday, June 19, 2007

New activity at Kilauea Volcano

The lava pond in the East Pond vent on the eastern side of the Pu'u 'O'o crater yesterday was considerably lower than it was here on June 13.

Kilauea Volcano's vents at Pu'u 'O'o continued their dramatic collapse yesterday while the earth nearby expanded, both clues that an underground flow of magma has probably been diverted and might burst to the surface in a new area, scientists said.