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Lava Continues to Flow Into Ocean

May 21, 2018, 8:29 AM HST
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The U.S. Geological Survey released these photos showing Fissure 22 continues to erupt and flows into the ocean.

Aerial view of erupting fissure 22 and lava channels flowing southward from the fissure during an early morning overflight.

View is toward the southwest. Photo courtesy of Volcano Helicopters. Click to enlarge.

Lava continues to enter the sea at two locations this morning.

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During this morning’s overflight, the wind was blowing the “laze” plumes along the shoreline toward the southwest.

A small explosion occurred at 12:55 AM at Halema’uma’u crater at Kīlauea’s summit. It produced an ash plume that reached about 7,000 ft asl and was carried by the wind to the southwest.

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Additional explosive events that could produce minor amounts of ashfall downwind are possible at any time.

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