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PHOTOS, VIDEOS: Tour of Leilani Estates

July 25, 2018, 4:26 PM HST
* Updated July 25, 6:56 PM
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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.

Luana Fissure 8 from Luana Street in Leilani Estates, July 24, 2018. PC: Crystal Richard

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.

Ti lei offering at the mandatory evacuation barricade at Leilani Avenue and Pomakai Street in Leilani Estates on July 24, 2018. PC: Crystal Richard

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.

USGS drone team in Leilani Estates taking velocity readings of the channelized flow off Fissure 8 on July 24, 2018. PC: Crystal Richard

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USGS drone team in Leilani Estates taking velocity readings of the channelized flow off Fissure 8 on July 24, 2018. PC: Crystal Richard

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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.

USGS drone team in Leilani Estates taking velocity readings of the channelized flow off Fissure 8 on July 24, 2018. PC: Crystal Richard

High winds may waft lighter particles to greater distances.

USGS drone team in Leilani Estates taking velocity readings of the channelized flow off Fissure 8 on July 24, 2018. PC: Crystal Richard

Residents are urged to minimize exposure to these volcanic particles, which can cause skin and eye irritation similar to volcanic ash.

Channelized lava flow from Fissure 8 on Leilani Avenue in Leilani Estates Subdivision on July 24, 2018. PC: Crystal Richard

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