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During the first phase of the Puu Oo eruption of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, high lava fountains, 300 to 400 meters high, lasting about a day, were interrupted by dormant periods lasting about a month. This long-lasting eruption on the east rift of Kilauea began in 1983 and was still continuing at this time (April, 2000).

    U.S. Geological Survey photo by R.W. Decker

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