Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 30, 2018

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Kīlauea lower East Rift Zone

 

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Around noon today, USGS scientists were able to get a reasonably clear view of the spillway though which lava erupted from the fissure 8 cone enters the lava channel. At the time, they observed a continuous, steady outpouring of lava.

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As of 6:00 a.m. HST on July 30, the fissure 8 lava flow was moving in an open channel all the way to the central coastal flow field southeast of Kapoho Crater. There, it crusted over and fed numerous active tongues of lava that entered the ocean along a broad (2 km, or 1.2 mi) coastal flow front centered near the former Ahalanui Beach Park.

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During this morning's overflight, USGS scientists noted that the distal fissure 8 flow margin had not advanced overnight, and remained less than 175 m (0.1 mi) from the Pohoiki boat ramp in Isaac Hale Park. But they also observed that lava along the western edge of the flow was fuming, so it could start oozing from that edge.

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