Lava Flow day 18/06/18

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18/06/18 Happy Father’s Day! The air over the eruption was finally clear today and we had a spectacular view of fissure eight and most of the flow field… and man, it that vent pumping out the lava!!! Much of the fountaining activity is now confined within the nearly 200-foot high cinder cone Pele has built around her fountaining. She continues to pour out amazing amounts of lava, feeding gigantic rivers that transport the molten rock to the Pacific Ocean in Kapoho. Tons of lava is entering the water there and a billowing plume emanates from the water’s surface. That entry point at the western end of what was once Vacationland is almost the only active lava entering the ocean now. There are also several large hot tide pools steaming in the flow field that filled Kapoho Bay. Homes on the north end of the Beach Lots are still in danger, although the lava seems to have stalled there for the most part.

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