POSTED: 09:15 a.m. HST, Oct 08, 2010
LAST UPDATED: 09:17 a.m. HST, Oct 08, 2010
Lava flows remain active in Pu'u 'O'o crater at the Big Island's Kilauea volcano.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported that the vent or hole on the north floor of Pu'u 'O'o crater began erupting Wednesday morning.
The observatory posted video of the vent on its website.
Yesterday, lava buried the east part of the crater floor to a depth of at least 30 feet.
In addition, small flows continued to emanate from the vent on the northwest edge of the crater floor.
Beginning in 1983, a series of short-lived lava fountains built the massive cinder-and-spatter cone of Pu'o 'O'o.
In 1983 and 1984, lava flows from Pu'u 'O'o destroyed more than a dozen homes in the sparsely populated Royal Gardens subdivision, on a steep slope 3.7 miles southeast of the vent on the southeastern side of the Big Island.
But the lava from the current activity is not posing a threat to property.