New Puʻu ʻŌʻō Breakouts Remain ActiveMay 26, 2016, 1:35 PM HST (Updated May 26, 2016, 1:47 PM) · 0 Comments
The two new lava flows that broke out from Puʻu ʻŌʻō on May 24 remain active.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists say the breakouts have not advanced significantly over the past day.
According to a Thursday morning update, an HVO overflight noted that the northern breakout was feeding a new channelized lobe that was about 0.6 miles long.
The eastern breakout, located in the area of the 2011 “Peace Day” flow, was also feeding a flow, this one near the vent. HVO says the flow in this area is short and is stalled.
As of Thursday morning, neither lava flow has extended beyond the existing Puʻu ʻŌʻō flow field.
These flows are not threatening any area communities.