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Hawaii Kilauea Volcano Erupts: Video, Photos, and More of Volcanic Eruption

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Hawaii’s volcano, Kilauea, began erupting on Saturday around 5 PM local time. Lava has been spewing up to 80 feet high from a fissure in Kilauea's east rift zone, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

What precipitated the volcanic eruption was a crater collapse around 2 PM on Saturday, according to USGS scientists.

A live webcam of the Hawaii Kilauea volcano eruption, provides updates every 5 minutes.The webcam was set up by scientists with the USGS.

Scientists said areas near the vent at Kilauea, which has been in constant eruption since 1983, could erupt or collapse without warning and thereby pose a serious threat to hikers.

According to Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website, seismicity remained significantly elevated at the summit and east rift zones.

Hawaii's Volcano National Park remains open for now, but it is strongly advised that people stay far away from the volcanic eruption. Visitors can see the volcanic eruption from up to 1.5 miles away.

SFgate.com has posted incredible photos of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcanic eruption.

Check out this incredible video of the Hawaii Kilauea Volcano eruption.

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com

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