Update and Pictures of East Rift Zone
The U.S. Geological Survey released these pictures of the current activity in the Lower East Rift Zone on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
The fissure complex, pictured in the upper right, continues to feed a meandering lava flow (in the center).
The fissure complex remains active in Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone.
View during an early morning overflight of Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone.
Solidified lava from Fissure 17 (located to the east of the currently active fissure complex) has a consistency similar to toothpaste.
Aerial view of an active lava break-out.