Published on May 1, 2018

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A very short video from the USGS thermal webcam atop Pu’u O’o crater on the Big Island of Hawaii. https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/… The crater of Pu’u O’o volcano in Hawaii has partially collapsed prompting civil defense alerts of a coming lava flow potential on the flanks of the volcano. A multiple week long earthquake swarm has taken place at Kilauea, along with a rise in the greater magma chambers levels spilling over the top of the crater a few days ago. Today, the volcano next to Kilauea (Pu’u O’o’) partially collapsed. A similar event occurred in Hawaii the week prior to Japan’s megaquake in March 2011, Pu’u O’o drained, followed 5-6 days later by the M9.0 in Japan. Full updates at the HVO here: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/…