UAS video of fissure 8 and upper lava channel, in Kīlauea Volcano's lower E

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In this video from the UAS team (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) taken on July 14, 2018, around 2:45 PM HST, lava erupts from fissure 8, within a 120 ft tall cinder cone built of chilled lava fragments. Lava emerges from the cone traveling about 13-16 miles per hour, flowing freely over a small set of cascades (rapids). Lava flows into a perched channel that is as much as 50 ft above the ground surface, and flows about 8 miles to the active ocean entry. UAS are assisting in the eruption response. Hovering at about 1000 ft above hazardous areas, UAS collect video and images that are used to map lava flow boundaries, track overflows, and help assess channel velocities. UAS can also carry sensors to collect thermal and gas data.


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