Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 31, 2018

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Fissure 8 maintains fountain activity


Fissure 8 maintains fountain activity...

Crews make visual observations of activity at fissure 8 around 5:30 a.m. HST. Fountain heights this morning continue to reach 70 to 80 m (230 to 260 ft) above ground level. The fountaining feeds a lava flow that is moving to the northeast along Highway 132 into the area of Noni Farms road.

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 Fissure 8 lobes advance

Fissure 8 lobes advance...

Helicopter overflight shows advancing lobes from fissure 8 (fissure 8 is not pictured but located to the right, out of view). Advance rates were less than 100 yards per hour for the three lobes of the flow, as measured during the overnight hours. The flow moved north of Highway 132 in the vicinity of Noni Farms and Halekamahina roads, from which the two easternmost lobes advanced in a more east-northeasterly direction while the westernmost lobe advanced in a northeasterly direction. At 6:15 AM HST, the flow front was 2.2 miles from the Four Corners area. This photo, looking roughly northeast, shows the four fronts, evident in the four plumes (one recessed a bit from the others).

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Lava from fissure 8 advances on Kahukai Street. Lava in this area i...

Lava from fissure 8 advances on Kahukai Street. Lava in this area is as much as 3.5 yards in height.

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Fissure 18 generates slow southbound flows

Fissure 18 generates slow southbound flows...

Lava from fissure 18 travels to the southeast (lower left of photo). The flow front that had approached the ocean yesterday has stalled. This view is looking uprift, with fissure 8 in the distance (upper right of photo).

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