Monday, June 4, 2018

USA, Hawaii: Puna Geothermal Venture Almost Completely Cut-Off

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

Sunday, June 3, 2018, 7:07 PM HST (Monday, June 4, 2018, 05:07 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 fountaining persisted throughout the day to heights up to 220 feet, and the channelized flow continued to deliver lava northeast along Highway 132 to the Kapoho area. Lava is advancing along a 0.5-mile-wide front towards the ocean at Kapoho Bay between Kapoho Beach Road and Kapoho Kai Drive. As of 5:45 PM HST, the lava flow was about 245 yards from the ocean at its closest approach point. Other branches of the Fissure 8 lava flow were inactive.