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New Map, Videos & Photos of East Rift Zone

July 6, 2018, 6:49 PM HST
* Updated July 7, 7:07 AM
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The Hawai‘i Fire Department released videos of a flyover of the East Rift Zone taken on Friday, July 6, 2018.

The U.S. Geological Survey released this updated map and these photos on Friday, July 6, 2018.

Given the dynamic nature of Kīlauea’s lower East Rift Zone eruption, with changing vent locations, fissures starting and stopping, and varying rates of lava effusion, map details shown here are accurate as of the date/time noted. Shaded purple areas indicate lava flows erupted in 1840, 1955, 1960 and 2014-2015.

Dawn at Fissure 8 on Friday, July 6, 2018. Click to enlarge. PC: USGS

Ocean entry in Kapoho as viewed from morning helicopter overflight on Friday, July 6, 2018. Click to enlarge. PC: USGS

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