Friday, June 8, 2018

USA, Hawaii: Puna Geothermal Venture is Now Totally Surrounded by Lava

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

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 10:22 PM HST (Friday, June 8, 2018, 08:22 UTC)

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

Lava fountaining at Fissure 8 continues unabated with fountain tops reported between 170-200 feet. This activity continues to feed a lava channel flowing east towards the ocean entry in the Kapoho Bay area. Bad weather and poor visibility grounded the late afternoon overflight but ground observers confirm lava continues to enter the sea as of early evening.