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Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018

Cracks and fissures in lower East Rift Zone


At 03:00 HST. Looking southwest down Leilani Street just off the intersection with Pohoiki Road.
Preliminary map showing location of fissures 13 and 14, prepared by geologists on site in Leilani Estates at 16:06 p.m. today. Both fissures were briefly active this afternoon. Geologists reported fissure 13 activity had diminished by about 5 p.m. HST.
Aerial view of fissure 13 that became active mid-afternoon today.