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Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone

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An Unmanned Aircraft Systems overflight of fissure 8 on August 21, 2018, showed no incandescence within the cinder cone. Minor amounts of gases, primarily steam, rose from the north wall of the cinder cone and from areas along the lower East Rift Zone. The interior walls of the fissure 8 cone and lava channel are slumping downward and inward. The cinder cone was about 50 m (164 ft) high. Note: An overflight of the fissure 8 vent this morning (August 29) again showed no incandescence within the cone.


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