Kīlauea lower East Rift Zone lava flows and fissures, June 8, 12:00 p.m. HST

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Map as of 12:00 p.m. (noon) HST, June 8, 2018


Map showing lower East Rift Zone lava flows and fissures

The fissure 8 flow has created a lava delta approximately 190 acres in size, filling Kapoho Bay and shallow reefs along the nearby coastline. 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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