Monday, May 14, 2018

USA, Hawaii: Puna Geothermal Venture is Now Between Active Lava Fissures

Kilauea Eruption: New fissures 16 & 17 erupt east of PGV Saturday (Hawaii 24/7)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports a new fissure, number 17, is opening up about 100 meters below fissure 16. At this time, steam and lava spatter activity has started from this new fissure.

Minor spattering activity from fissure (16) is diminishing and no significant lava flow was issued from this area.

In addition, HVO has cautioned about the possibility of an explosive eruption at Halema’uma’u Crater due to the ongoing withdrawal of lava from Kilauea summit lake. This could generate dangerous debris very near the crater and ashfalls up to tens of miles downwind.

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