Lava still entering ocean at Kapoho

  • Fissure 8 is seen in a Saturday flyover. (Courtesy photo/U.S. Geological Survey)

HILO — Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Sunday that fissure No. 8 in Kilauea volcano’s lower East Rift Zone continues to be active and feeding a lava channel to the ocean at Kapoho, producing a broad ocean entry at Kapoho Beach Lots.

The spatter cone was said to be about 180-feet high.

Fissure 22 was also active and producing a short flow.

Gas emissions from the fissure eruption continues to be high and there is still a sizeable laze cloud at the ocean entry.

Tradewinds continue to push vog to the south and west sides of the island, according to the National Weather Service.

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