Mick Kalber 6-23-18… “Phenomenal Fissure Eight” VIDEO

Personally, I think it’s time to name this amazing fissure…

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This is a pretty spectacular video, un-narrated, that shows what is occurring with fissure 8, the one that is sending the most lava to the ocean.


We finally accessed Fissure Eight today, and OMG… what a sight! The volume of lava is at least as much as it has been… and quite possibly more… her activity is truly phenomenal!

The Volcano Goddess, Pele is continually erupting hot liquid rock into the channelized rivers leading to the Pacific Ocean. Most of the fountaining activity is still confined within the nearly 200-foot high spatter cone she has built around that eruptive vent. Her fiery fountains send 6-9 million cubic meters of lava downslope every day… a volume difficult to even wrap your mind around! A small overflow from the perched pond at the Northeast corner of the beleaguered subdivision was approaching several houses nearby… we’ll soon know if she destroyed…

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