Possible 15th fissure opens in Leilani

  • Smoke and steam rise from a thirteenth fissure that opened near the intersection of Kahukai Street and Leilani Avenue. After the 13th and 14th fissures opened in Leilani Estates Tuesday afternoon, another opening was observed near the northeastern corner of Leilani Estates, in the vicinity of the 13th and 5th fissures. However, it is currently unclear whether the new opening is a distinct 15th fissure or an extension of a previous one. Tom Callis/Hawaii Tribune-Herald

HILO — A possible new fissure has opened in Leilani Estates, potentially bringing the number of fissures in the subdivision up to 15.