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Kilauea

(kē`läwā`ə), crater, 3,646 ft (1,111 m) deep, central Hawaii island, Hawaii, on the southeastern slope of Mauna Loa in Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkHawaii Volcanoes National Park,
209,695 acres (84,926 hectares), on Hawaii island, Hawaii; est. 1916. The park contains two of the most active volcanoes in the world—Kilauea with its fire pit, called Halemaumau, and Mauna Loa with the active Mokuaweoweo crater on its
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. One of the largest active craters in the world, Kilauea has a circumference of c.8 mi (13 km) and is surrounded by a wall of volcanic rock 200 to 500 ft (61–152 m) high. In its floor is Halemaumau, a fiery pit. The usual level of the lake of molten lava is c.740 ft (230 m) below the pit's rim. Although most recent eruptions have involved relatively quiet lava flows, Kilauea often has erupted explosively in the past 2,500 years.

Kilauea

 

an active volcano on the island of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean. Altitude, 1,247 m. The gently sloping shield-shaped cone of Kilauea ends in a caldera 4.5 km in diameter and more than 230 m deep, in which the lava caldron of Halemaumau is located. Halemaumau is covered with a layer of solidified lava. Fountains of molten lava of basic composition erupt from cracks in the lava crust. The last significant eruptions occurred in 1952, 1954, and 1955.

Kilauea

a crater on the E side of Mauna Loa volcano, on SE Hawaii Island: the world's largest active crater. Height: 1247 m (4090 ft.). Width: 3 km (2 miles)
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Caption: Lava from the Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean in January.
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Caption: Thomas Jaggar, second from left in this 1917 photo at Kilauea.
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The home had been evacuated some time ago, and no injuries were reported from the river of lava, which began oozing from Kilauea Volcano in late June.
The flow from Kilauea volcano entered private property there Tuesday and destroyed an empty shed.
The lava began spewing from the Kilauea volcano in June and is now travelling at between five to 10 metres an hour.
Dozens of residents have been told they might have to evacuate as lava from Kilauea heads toward their homes.