PHOTOS, VIDEOS: Tour of Leilani Estates
Fissure 8 continues to erupt lava into the channel leading northeastward from the vent. No new overflows were reported yesterday following the summit collapse event at 6:41 a.m, no overflows were reported this morning. In the last day, the lava flow in the Ahalanui area has not extended significantly westward.
The flow remains less than 0.1 miles from the Pohoiki boat ramp in Isaac Hale Park. The active ocean entry is still a few hundred yards to the east of this lava flow edge.
No other fissures are active this morning.
Lava fountaining at the active vent remains relatively low, and is mostly below the height of the current cone about 55 yards.
Pele’s hair and other Lightweight volcanic glass fragments from the lava fountain at Fissure 8 continue to fall downwind of the fissure, dusting the ground within a few hundred yards of the vent.
High winds may waft lighter particles to greater distances.
Residents are urged to minimize exposure to these volcanic particles, which can cause skin and eye irritation similar to volcanic ash.