USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Geologists discovered this new eruption as it begun about 5PM HST Saturday evening March 5, 2011. The aerial shots came about ten minutes after the eruption began. The view is to the south west (towards Ka`u).
The helicopter then sets down and the video shows images of fresh lava bubbling and hissing through the “tephra” surface.
The location is between Pu`u `O`o and Napau Crater about ten miles east of the Jaggar Center at Volcanoes National Park HQ. There are no structures in the area.
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