HVO: Pressure building under Kilauea’s Pu’u ‘O’o vent

  • Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists in Sept. 2017 change data cards on a time-lapse camera positioned on the rim of the west pit within Pu‘u ‘O‘o Crater. (US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

HILO — Geologists say a new vent could open at the Pu‘u ‘O‘o cone or along adjacent areas of Kilauea’s East Rift Zone as pressure continues to build underneath.