New USGS Report: Undocumented late 18th- to early 19th-century volcanic eruptions in the Southwest Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano

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Kīlauea's Southwest Rift Zone was more volcanically active in the late 18th- to early 19th-centurys than previously assumed.

A recent field study by USGS and University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo scientists indicate that two large, long-lasting eruptions of lava took place sometime in the interval 1790–1823. Read the full report here... 

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