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Kilauea Volcano continues to spatter, sputter

By Star Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 2:18 a.m. HST, Sep 22, 2013

Eruptions at two locations along Kilauea volcano continued Friday and early Saturday, resulting in multiple breakouts from the Kahaualea 2 and Peace Day lava flows.

Tiltmeters located at the Kilauea summit recorded the start of another deflation-inflation event on Friday morning, dropping the level of the summit lava lake. Gas emissions remained elevated.

Meanwhile, the Puu Oo vent fed two lava flow fields.

The northeast spatter cone continued to feed the Kahaualea 2 lava flow. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory cameras showed scattered active breakouts along the flow burning along the forest line north of the vent.

Geologists also observed two small breakouts from the Peace Day flow southeast of Puu Oo. 

There was no activity on the pali or coastal plain and no lava entering the ocean, according to the observatory.

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