Ongoing Kilauea Volcano Eruption Sets Record

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been erupting since May 3, and now the eruption has set a local record.

It’s now the longest eruption ever in the lower east rift zone.

The previous record was set in 1955.

During that eruption, at least 24 different vents opened along a nine-mile stretch.

24 vents have also opened during the current eruption. Only one vent is active right now.

Officials with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory say there’s no indication that the current eruption will end any time soon.