Lava continues to fill Kapoho Bay

  • Lava fountains continue at Fissure 8 on Tuesday, although overnight USGS field crews reported reduced fountain heights. The lava fountain has built a 115 feet high spatter cone, as wells as an actively-growing spatter rampart on its eastern side. The lava channel leading from the cone was filled to the top of its levees at the time of this photo. (USGS/Special to West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Lava, fed by Fissure 8 on the lower East Rift Zone, continues to fill Kapoho Bay.