New lava flow oozes from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

By the Associated Press | August 5, 2011 | 1:00 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists say a new lava flow has broken out at Kilauea, a volcano that has been continuously erupting for nearly three decades. The lava flow is entirely within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and currently poses no hazard to residents.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says the lava started oozing on Wednesday less than a half-mile from the Kamoamoa fissure that erupted in March.

Volcanologist Janet Babb it's the first time lava has broken out at the volcano since March, aside from some that spilled out at the Puu Oo crater last week.

The lava is moving down Kilauea's south flank.

Kilauea is one of the world's most active volcanoes. It has been constantly erupting since Jan. 2, 1983.