Leilani Estates eruption spreads to 4 fissures, more expected

A new lava fissure commenced around 1 a.m. Friday on Kīlauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone on Makamae and Leilani Streets in the Leilani Estates subdivision. Spatter was being thrown roughly 100 feet high at the time of this photo. Copious amounts of sulfur dioxide gas, which should be avoided, is emitted from active fissures. The eruption is dynamic and changes could occur with little warning. (HVO/Special to West Hawaii Today
Drone footage shows lava spilling from a fissure Thursday evening into the woods and onto roadways in the Leilani Estates subdivision of Puna. Screenshot of Facebook video by Jeremiah Osuna.
Steaming cracks at 5:57 a.m. Friday in Leilani Estates subdivision, moments before a fissure opened up on Kaupili Street. (HVO/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Volcanic eruptions continue in Leilani Estates, with at least four fissures having formed by Friday afternoon, according to Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.