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Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 5, 2018

May 5, 2018

View of new fissure from Luana Street near fissure 2 and 7, Leilani Estates


A new fissure erupted this evening near fissures 2 and 7, beginning with small lava spattering at about 8:44 p.m. HST. By 9:00 p.m., lava fountains as high as about 70 m (230 ft) were erupting from the fissure.
This map overlays a georegistered mosaic of thermal images collected during a helicopter overflight of the fissures in Leilani Estates, Island of Hawai‘i. The base is a copyrighted satellite image (used with permission) provided by Digital Globe.Temperature in the thermal image is displayed as gray-scale values, with the brightest pixels indicating the hottest areas (white shows active breakouts). During the overflight, fissure 7 stands out as the first fissure to produce a small lava flow. When the thermal images were collected, the flow was about 260 m (853 ft) long.The thermal map was constructed by stitching many overlapping oblique thermal images collected by a handheld thermal camera during a helicopter overflight of the flow field.
07:45 a.m. HST Hookapu Street in Leilani Estates subdivision from short flow from fissure 7. Flow advancing NE slowly.
At 12:26 p.m. HST. Crack in Pohoiki Road just east of Leilani Street, Leilani Estates subdivsion.
At 06:01 a.m. HST. Panorama of fissure 7 on Leilani Street, Leilani Subdivision, Puna.