Tuesday, May 29, 2018

USA, Hawaii: Lava Flow Reaches Puna Geothermal Venture Property

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

Monday, May 28, 2018, 10:59 PM HST (Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 08:59 UTC)

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

Late this afternoon, vigorous fountaining resumed at Fissure 8, spawning a fast moving flow that moved north along Luana Street. As of 10:00 PM HST the flow front had reached within 300 yards of Kahukai street. The flow is traveling an estimated 20 yards per hour to the northeast. An overflight early this evening showed that Fissures 16, 18, 22,13, and 20 were active, with a flow moving south from Fissures 16/18.