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Watch: Drone captures lava from Hawaii volcano

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Lava from the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii (Credit: Jeremiah Osuna / CBS Newspath) Lava from the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii (Credit: Jeremiah Osuna / CBS Newspath)

HAWAII (CBS NEWSPATH) – Drone footage posted on social media shows lava appearing in cracks in the ground in Hawaii on Thursday.

Red ash rose from the volcano’s Pu’u ‘O’o vent high into the sky over the island, according to photos on social media. The volcano erupted after a series of earthquakes on the island.

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The Kilauea Volcano has been erupting nearly continuously for more than three decades.

The leading edge of the lava can reach temperatures of about 2,100 Fahrenheit.

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