East Rift Zone Photos, July 12

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The County of Hawai‘i released these pictures taken from an overflight by the Hawai‘i County Fire Department of the East Rift Zone on Thursday, July 12, 2018.

Lava closes in on Pohoiki on July 12, 2018. Click to enlarge. PC: HFD

Pohoiki is at the left of this picture taken on July 12, 2018. Click to enlarge. PC: HFD

Lava continues to the ocean on July 12, 2018. Click to enlarge. PC: HFD

Many house remain in danger of the lava flows in the East Rift Zone. Click to enlarge. PC: HFD

The U.S. Geological Survey released this photo on July 12, 2018.

View of the Fissure 8 lava channel looking toward the southeast. PC: USGS

Fume in the center left is rising from overflows where the lava channel bends to the south before reaching Kapoho Crater. Ocean entries can be seen on the horizon near Kapoho (left) and just offshore of Ahalanui Beach Park, also known as “Warm Ponds” (right).


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