Beginning on June 3, lava from fissure 8 entered the ocean at Kapoh...

Beginning on June 3, lava from fissure 8 entered the ocean at Kapoh...

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Beginning on June 3, lava from fissure 8 entered the ocean at Kapoho Bay. By June 6, lava completely filled Kapoho Bay and built a delta that extends over a mile from shore. A helicopter overflight of KÄ«lauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone on June 6, 2018, around 5:00 PM, documents conditions at the lava/ocean interface and the formation of a white plume called laze. Lava entering the ocean builds a platform of new land known as a lava delta. This new land appears stable, but hides a foundation of loose rubble and can collapse into the ocean.

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