Review of Open Access Papers for Eruption Crisis in Puna (Big Island of Hawai’i) | SpringerLink
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"Due to the current eruption crisis at Kilauea volcano, where eruptive fissures have opened up in residential areas of Puna, the Bulletin of Volcanology has opened access to six scientific papers that provide insight into past volcanic activity in Puna, and set the context of current societal hazard. Two papers deal with volcanic hazard in Puna: aka the Lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) of Kilauea. Richard Moore carried out detailed mapping of lava flows covering Puna and discovered that at least 112 eruptions had occurred during the past 2360 years. Lava of 200–400 years old covers 50% of the area, and lava younger than 200 years old covers 25% of the area...."