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Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 03/07/2011

Kilauea volcano erupts in Hawaii (Video and photos)

A March 6 U.S. Geological Survey image shows lava pouring from the Pu'u O'o vent on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. (AFP/Getty Images)
The Kilauea volcano has unleashed a new round of fiery lava onto the island, but it is not a new eruption. Rather, the volcano has been erupting consistently since Jan. 3, 1983. However, a new vent has opened up in the volcano, thanks to a collapse of the crater’s bottom. The new vent allowed for lava to spray 65 feet into the air.
(Tim Wright - AP)

The crater floor collapsed Saturday, causing new eruptions along the east rift zone. (Tim Wright - AP)

Scientists fly in a helicopter above the Pu'u O'o vent on Kilauea Volcano on Sunday. (Tim Wright - AP)

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