Kīlauea lower East Rift Zone lava flows and fissures, July 18, 10:00 a.m. HST

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Map as of 10:00 a.m. HST, July 18, 2018.

Map showing lower East Rift Zone lava flows and fissure

The south ocean entry area was obscured by laze (acidic steam plume), so the southern boundary of the lava flow is approximate on this map. Given the dynamic nature of Kīlauea's lower East Rift Zone eruption, with changing vent locations, fissures starting and stopping, and varying rates of lava effusion, map details shown here are accurate as of the date/time noted. Shaded purple areas indicate lava flows erupted in 1840, 1955, 1960, and 2014-2015.

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