June 6 overflight of lava flows on the Big Island

Here’s the latest update from the USGS Hawai’i Volcano Observatory. This was issued at 2:34PM HST today: Vigorous eruption of lava continues from the lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) fissure system in the area of Leilani Estates. This morning, lava fountaining at Fissure 8 continued to reach heights of 150-180 feet, feeding a stable channel …

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Lava flows into bay

This is an amazing sight. Today at 4:00 p.m. – what a difference a day makes. #Lavaflow from #Fissure8 #KilaueaEruption is filling in #Kapoho Bay. Only the northern portion of the bay remains submerged. https://t.co/oIEvfvO0AE pic.twitter.com/xQmNjFK81P — USGS Volcanoes? (@USGSVolcanoes) June 4, 2018 This is 200 miles southeast of Honolulu on the island of Hawai’i …

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Kilauea’s current activity

We have been watching Kilauea for a long time now. From Wikipedia: The current Kilauea eruption began on January 3, 1983, along the eastern rift zone. The vent produced vigorous lava fountains that quickly built up into the Pu’u ‘O’o cone, sending lava flows down the volcano’s slope. In 1986, activity shifted down the rift …

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