Hawaii Volcano Blog

Update on Eruptions in Leilani Estates

May 6, 2018, 3:12 PM HST
* Updated May 15, 11:55 AM
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The U.S. Geological Survey has released the latest eruption update:

At 1:24 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2018, USGS scientists monitoring the eruption in Leilani Estates walk ed past spatter that had erupted from fissure 5-6 on Leilani Avenue.

USGS Photo. (click to enlarge)

Lava was moving down Makamae Street in Leilani Estates at 9:32 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2018:

A lava flow moves on Makamae Street in Leilani Estates at 09:32 a.m. on Saturday, May 6.

USGS Photo

As part of their monitoring work, HVO geologists collect samples of spatter for laboratory analysis; information gained from these samples sheds light on what’s happening inside Kīlauea Volcano.

This photo, taken at 10:35 a.m. today, shows fissure 10 near the intersection of Malama and Pomaikai Streets in Leilani Estates. USGS photo. (Click to enlarge)

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