Lava Reaching the Coast
View looking south toward active flows on the coastal flats near Kalapana Gardens subdivision. The new flows entered the area from right center, crossing the end of Hwy 130, and burning through forest adjacent to the coast. The burned remains of trees and brush cover the surface of the new flows at the center of the image. After ponding in this area for several days, lava finally topped the fault scarp which was preventing flows from reaching the ocean.