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Geologists think new vent could open soon in Kīlauea Volcano at Hawai`i Volcanoes NP

Pressure building inside the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater on Kīlauea Volcano at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park could lead to a new vent at any time, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Tuesday afternoon the observatory said building pressure and measurements over the past month suggest that the magma system beneath Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō "has become increasingly pressurized. If this activity continues, a new vent could form at any time, either on the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone or along adjacent areas of the East Rift Zone."


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