One of Hawaii's most active volcanoes erupts in spectacular fashion

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A volcanic cone in Hawaii has been erupting for over 30 years (Tim Wright/AP Photo)

One of the most active volcanic cones on Hawaii's Big Island has erupted yet again

Puu Oo, a volcanic cone in Mount Kilauea's eastern rift zone, has been actively erupting since January 3, 1983. Since that time, the lava has claimed over 200 buildings in nearby areas and covered nearly nine miles of highway along the southeast coast of the Island of Hawaii.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said that this new activity from Puu Oo does not threaten any buildings.

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