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Hawaii volcano sets eruption record

Kilauea Volcano erupts for the last 3 month
Posted at 6:34 AM, Aug 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 09:34:42-04

The Kilauea Volcano in southern Hawaii has been erupted since May 3rd. And is now the longest eruption in the lower east rift zone. The previous record was set in 1955.

During the 1955 eruption, that volcano had at least 24 different vents open along a nine-mile stretch. This current eruption also has 24 different vents, but only one is active right now.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory officials said there are no indications that the current eruption will end any time soon.