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Kīlauea still spurting lava, 1 month into the latest eruption

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Halemaʻumaʻu Crater at 10 a.m. on Nov. 1, 2021.

Lava continues to pour out of Kīlauea's summit crater, one month after the latest eruption began at the Hawaiʻi Island volcano.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said Friday lava was emerging from a single vent inside Halemaʻumaʻu Crater. The eruption is contained within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and isn't threatening any homes.

Nighttime aerial video shot from a helicopter shows lava gushing from a vent and spreading across the crater floor.

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Kīlauea is one of the world's most active volcanoes. It's erupted dozens of times since 1952. The latest eruption began inside the crater on Sept. 29.

In 2018, the volcano erupted from vents within a residential neighborhood. That episode sent streams of lava across the Puna district of the Big Island, destroying farms and more than 700 homes.

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