Lava from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii


Lava from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has been shooting up 80 feet in the air on Sunday after the collapse of the crater floor of Pu'u O'o Volcano 'a day earlier.

Hawaii, Volcano Observatory scientists, said the crater floor dropped 377 meters over nearly three hours on Saturday and a fissure developed between the crater Pu'u O'oy Napau Kilauea.

The lava lake at the summit of Kilauea has been declining since the collapse, the scientists said in a statement Sunday.

The volcano observatory was set up a webcam to provide updated images until the crack in the crater and eruption of Puu Oo.

Kilauea is the youngest volcano in Hawaii and perhaps the world's most active, according to the volcano observatory. The activity is a continuation of an epidemic that began in 1983.

Kilauea, home of the fire goddess Pele Hawaii, has erupted 34 times since 1952.