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Oct 22, 2012 4:14 PM by KSBY (Staff)

Lava inside a Hawaii volcano is reaching a record height

The lava inside Hawaii's Mount Kilauea reached a record height on October 14, when the lava rose to within 150 to 165 feet of the volcano's vent. Kilauea is one of the world's most active volcanoes.

The lava rises and falls as magma levels change within the volcano, and it's been climbing higher and higher for the past several months.

A scientist with the US Geological Survey says if the trend continues, the lava will eventually spill out of the volcano.

There has been no mention, however, of an imminent eruption.

This picture was taken a few days ago by the USGS, and shows the lava lake at Kilauea's summit during sunset.

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