KÄ«lauea Eruption Is a Long-Term Problem for People Living on the Big Island

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It is hard to believe, but the eruption on the lower East Rift Zone of KÄ«lauea shows no signs of stopping. The lava erupting from Fissure 8 just keeps coming, adding more to the big island of Hawai’i as the lava snakes its way to the Pacific Ocean. Meanwhile, up at the summit of the volcano, the Halema’uma’u Caldera continues to see dramatic changes as the whole surface slowly collapses with the daily explosions and earthquakes. The eruption itself is now the largest known historic eruption

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