Alert: Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Has Likely Now Destroyed 600 Houses In the Lower East Rift Zone, lava fountaining continues at fissure 8, with fountain heights of 130 – 210 feet. It continues to feed a lava flow channel through the Kapoho area with an ocean entry in the Vacationlands subdivision area.
It is still producing a vigorous steam and laze plume that, depending on wind direction, has been blown to the southwest. We remind you that laze, or lava haze, is a localized hazard and will not travel far downwind.
The northern lobe of the fissure 8 flow has stalled, although there is some incandescence in the finger of that lobe that advanced into a low graben (or depression) several nights ago. No other fissures are active at this time. Pele’s hair and other lightweight volcanic glass fragments are accumulating in the Leilani Estates subdivision, and strong winds may blow…
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