Wednesday, May 30, 2018

USA, Hawaii: Lava Continues to Move Around Puna Geothermal Venture

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Status Report (U.S. Geological Survey)

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 10:28 PM HST (Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 08:28 UTC)

Vigorous eruption of lava continues from the lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) fissure system in the area of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens.

Fissure 8 remained very active Tuesday afternoon and evening, fountaining to heights of 200 feet at times and feeding a lava flow that advanced atop an existing flow (which was emplaced on Sunday night/Monday morning). After a finger of lava crossed Highway 132 earlier this afternoon near the PGV access road, the bulk of the lava remained on the south side of the highway, roughly paralleling the highway as it moved downslope.