New ‘lava breakout’ possible on Kilauea’s East Rift Zone, HVO says

  • Darker colors show recent earthquakes along Kilauea's East Rift Zone. Courtesy of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

A new volcanic vent could open on Kilauea’s East Rift Zone following a swarm of earthquakes and the collapse of the Pu‘u ‘O‘o crater floor, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says.