Lava Update | August 12, 2018

Kīlauea continues to erupt on its lower east rift zone, as glow and diffusion of gas from a couple spots within fissure 8 persist.  The surface of the pond is almost entirely crusted over, and is far below the pu‘u’s rim.  There is no visible molten lava throughout the channelized system, only at the ocean entry, and just a few active fingers draining the accumulated material within the mass of ‘a‘a sitting on coastal plain. Pohoiki still remains, although wave action has pushed sand around the breakwall, obstructing the mouth of the boat ramp. See the latest pics below.  I’ve also included photos from last Thursday’s (8/9/18) overflight, as I was not able to do a post then.

One thought on “Lava Update | August 12, 2018

  1. LOVE the new slide show format, and the full size image option. I have wanted to zoom in on SO many of your beautifully detailed images. Big mahalo for your efforts at documenting this most interesting episode in Pele’s life, and sharing with the world at large.


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