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Wed, 1 Jun 2005, 00:19

The 3 ocean lava entries at East Lae`apuki (the largest with three visible entry points), East Kamoamoa, and Kamoamoa points (both weak) are still active at Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. The 3 corresponding alimentation systems feed surface lava flows that are active on and just below Pulama pali. The westermost one of these flows has three clusters of breakouts low on the pali and the gentle slope below. The middle branch hostsonly two breakout areas. The east branch is the largest of the three and has a number of breakouts strung along the feeding tube from low on the pali to the slope below.
All (or at least most) vents inside Pu`u `O`o are glowing, including those in West Gap. A small lava lake keeps refilling and draining back inside the East Pond Vent.

Tue, 31 May 2005, 00:32

At 3:26 local time on 30 May, 2005, another strong explosion- the largest one being registered during the past 20 years,- was reported from Colima volcano. The eruption clumn reached an height of 8500 m a.s.l. and the ash plume was carried by winds towards SE and NE (at lower altitudes). Approx. 2 hours after the explosion the plume had reached a length of more than 100km. Pyroclastic flows descended the volcano's W flank.

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