Lava from fissure 8 is entering the sea this morning on the southern portion of the flow front primarily through the open channel, but also along this 1 km (0.6 mi) wide area with multiple laze plumes from smaller oozing lobes. (U.S. Geological Survey)
Southward facing view of the point at which the fissure 8 lava channel bifurcates. (U.S. Geological Survey)
North facing view of the 1 km (0.6 mi) long ocean entry with multiple lobes of lava flowing into the sea. (U.S. Geological Survey)
Lava within the braided portion of the fissure 8 channel is flowing within its banks. View looking downstream toward the sunrise over the ocean entry. (U.S. Geological Survey)
KAILUA-KONA — The eruption in the lower East Rift Zone continues with no significant change during the past 24 hours, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists reported Tuesday morning.