Detailed Description

A helicopter overflight of the ocean entry in Kīlauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone on June 12, 2018, around 6:30 AM, shows multiple small lava streams spilling into the water along the southern portion of the lava delta in the Vacationland area. The interaction of lava with the ocean creates "laze", a corrosive seawater plume laden with hydrochloric acid and fine volcanic particles that can irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs. The overflight is from north to south along the coastline. At the end of the video, fissure 8 is visible in the distance.


Image Dimensions: 1284 x 720

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