Kilauea’s eruption on the lower east rift zone continues, as fissure 8 remains very active with profuse fountaining and degassing. The volume of lava appears to have increased since yesterday, as there were a number of breaches of the channelized flow, one of which was heading toward the Puna Geothermal Venture facility. While these breakouts didn’t appear to have enough volume to be of significant threat, the area these were happening in, may be an indication of a weakness or low point where a substantial rupture may occur. Worrisome is the capacity held in the channel upstream of this spot. Meanwhile, further downslope, the massive ‘a‘a flow above Kapoho seemed to be much more luminescent than in the past few days… maybe the increased volume is the reason… or, could’ve well been the overcast skies… or both. But, regardless, the ocean entry was much more active than yesterday, as the plume was robust, and the shoreline steamy. Truly humbling to witness the new coastline being created after observing such devastation at Beach Lots and Vacationland.