Update on East Rift Zone Eruption
This is a U.S. Geological Survey update for Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.:
The Kīlauea Volcano lower East Rift Zone continues to erupt.
Left: At 7:45 a.m., Saturday, May 5, 2018, lava from fissure 7 slowly advanced to the northeast on Ho‘okupu Street in Leilani Estates subdivision on Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone. Right: At 12:26 p.m., a crack opened on Pohoiki Road just east of Leilani Avenue in the Leilani Estates subdivsion.