Thursday, May 31, 2018

USA, Hawaii: Lava Continues to Surround Puna Geothermal Venture

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

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 10:11 PM HST (Thursday, May 31, 2018, 08:11 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 continues to maintain eruptive fountains reaching 200-250 feet. Subsidiary fountains in the vicinity of Fissure 8 are also active although with much less vigor, seldom exceeding 60 feet in height. This fountaining continues to feed a lava flow that is moving north out of Leilani Estates and then northeast along Highway 132 into the area of Noni Farms road. Flow front advance has slowed to less than 50 yards per hour.