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PHOTOS: Fissure 8 Lava Channel, Pohoiki

August 1, 2018, 6:24 PM HST
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The U.S. Geological Survey released these photos of the East Rift Zone on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018.

Aerial view toward the southeast of the Fissure 8 lava channel.

Lower East Rift Zone on Aug. 1, 2018. Click to enlarge. PC: USGS

Overflows have formed a pool of lava at the channel bend just west of Kapoho Crater (vegetated cone at left).

Early morning aerial view toward the southwest of the ‘a‘ā flows along the coast.

Ocean entry on Aug. 1, 2018. Click to enlarge. PC: USGS

Plumes of laze along the broad ocean entry flow front are near the former Ahalanui Beach Park.

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Aerial views of Isaac Hale Beach Park.

Pohoiki on Aug. 1, 2018. Click to enlarge. PC: USGS

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The westernmost ocean entry is overriding lava flows that entered the area last week.

The Hawai‘i Fire Department took this video of an overflight on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

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