VIDEO: Watch as the fury from fissure 8 enters the ocean at Kapoho Bay
USGS posted a clip shot Monday morning showing a large plume of laze as lava enters the ocean.
HONOLULU (KITV) - USGS posted a clip shot Monday morning showing a large plume of laze as lava enters the ocean.
Video taken from a helicopter overflight of Kilauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone, captured lava from fissure 8 entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay.
According to local videographers, lava entered the ocean around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night.
All other fissures are inactive, except for sluggish lava in the vicinity of Fissure 18.
Pele's hair and lightweight volcanic glass from the fountaining at fissure 8 are falling downwind and accumulating on the ground within Leilani Estates.
Following the small explosion at about 3:50 p.m. Sunday, earthquake activity at the summit has been low. Inward slumping of the rim and walls of Halema`uma`u continues in response to persistent subsidence.
It is expected that earthquake rates may increase in the coming hours to days and culminate in another small explosion, similar to patterns seen in the past few weeks.