HUGE Lava Fountain – May 27, 2018

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HUGE Lava Fountain – May 27, 2018 Lava from Kilauea Volcano’s current Leilani Estates Flow on the Big Island of Hawaii continues to decimate the Leilani Estates, Lani Puna Gardens, Pohoiki area near Pahoa. Pele has taken over 100 homes and other structures since the eruption began early this month. She continues to pour her molten rock into the ocean just southwest of Pohoiki, although that activity has waned somewhat. Lava fountaining is concentrated in the middle of Leilani Estates… fissure seven is 300-400 feet high, issuing red hot liquid rock at an unbelievable rate. Kilauea has now covered over 2500 acres of the Big Island in just the past three weeks! A huge flow from this fissure is heading toward the PGV Geothermal plant below the subdivision. She has entered the PGV property… her a’a flow making steady progress toward the facility. Officials are concerned about what will happen when the lava reaches the wells, which have been cooled and capped, but this scenario has never played out before. Leilani Ave below Nohea Street is now completely covered, and Pele is working her way up the rift… a new fissure has now opened up between Nohea and Kupono. Huge cracks have appeared on the Malama side of Pomaikai. Scientists project an eruption in that area soon. Much of the activity elsewhere on the flow field has somewhat given way to the gigantic fissure seven, which is truly a spectacular sight! Both a’a and pahoehoe flows continue enter the ocean just southwest of Pohoiki.

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