Lava map breakdown: ash plume sent 8,000 ft from summit crater
Over a month now, and the lava flow continues.
HONOLULU (KITV) - Over a month now, and the lava flow continues.
Aerial views of Kapoho Bay show multiple lava streams spilling into the ocean creating laze, a corrosive mix of steam, hydrocloric acid and glass particles. This can irritate skin, eyes and lungs.
Over at the crater summit, another explosion took place Wednesday morning before 4 a.m. causing an ash plume about 8,000-feet high.
Live cameras from USGS show ash still coming from the crater area. The wind is blowing it southwest.
Fountaining at fissure 8 continues to feed the fast moving channelized flow that is entering the ocean at Kapoho.
The sporadic spattering from fissures 16/18 from the last several days has diminished. Although, the fissures continued to glow noticeably overnight Tuesday.
Volcanic gas emissions remain very high from fissure 8 eruptions. Gas emissions have increased over the past two weeks. Wind conditions are changing and may bring vog to the central, south, and western parts of the Island of Hawaii.