Kilauea’s Fissure 8 Rivers of Lava June 13, 2018

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June 13, 2018 Rivers of Lava FB – Pretty much business as usual at the Leilani Estates eruption of Kilauea Volcano. Fissure 8 continues to pump phenomenal amounts of lava into the system, feeding enormous rivers that transport the molten rock to the Pacific Ocean in Kapoho. Eight is really the only active vent of Kilauea’s Leilani Estates eruption, about to enter her seventh week. The other two dozen fissures are smoking, steaming and glowing, but not erupting… while Fissure 8, almost dead center in the middle of the beleaguered subdivision, continues to send 6-9 million cubic yards of lava a day flowing toward the Pacific Ocean. For the time being, she has slowed her destructive bent… most of her lava contained within the many channelized flows. Pele is now creating new land off the Eastern coast of the Big Island.

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