Fissure 8 gushing most; gas emissions still high


Crews make visual observations of lava activity at fissure 8 on Thursday in Leilani Estates. Fountain heights Thursday morning continued to reach 230-260 feet above ground level.


Vehicle tire tracks leading to and from a home on Kupono Street in Leilani Estates are visible in fallen cinder Thursday during a media tour led by the Hawaii National Guard.

HILO — Fissure No. 8 in Leilani Estates continued to dominate the lower Puna eruption Thursday as it shot lava up to 260 feet into the air, creating a fountain of molten rock seen for miles.