While there has been a significant slowdown in the surge of lava flowing from fissure 8 into the ocean the past few days, scientists said it is too soon to say yet whether it is coming to an end. U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Geologists early Sunday morning observed eruptive activity at Fissure 8 that was much less vigorous than in past days.U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY The Pohoiki boat ramp remained intact Sunday. The active ocean entry near the coastline at Ahalanui was small with laze plumes diminishing. While there has been a significant slowdown in the surge of lava flowing from fissure 8 into the ocean the past few days, scientists said it is too soon to say yet whether it is coming to an end. “We can’t be sure,” said USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist-in-charge Tina Neal. “Clearly, we’re in a pause or lull, and we just have to wait and watch in coming days and weeks ahead to see whether the system evolves.” During Monday … [Read more...] about Lava flow slows down — is it a pause?
By Kristen Consillio [email protected] Posted August 05, 2018 August 5, 2018 Updated August 5, 2018 1:24pm There’s been a significant reduction in the Hawaii Island lava flow in the lower east rift zone, the U.S. Geological Survey said today. COURTESY USGS Incandescent lava remained visible in a section of the fissure 8 channel west of Kapoho Crater (just visible at far left) on Saturday. This view is looking south toward the ocean; the laze plume rising from the ocean entry can be seen in the far distance. There’s been a significant reduction in the Hawaii Island lava flow in the lower east rift zone, the U.S. Geological Survey said today. Geologists observed “low levels of fountaining with the fissure 8 spatter cone and largely crusted lava in the spillway and channel system” and a “few sluggish seeps and ooze-outs near Halekamahina and Kapoho Crater.” Lava continues to ooze into the ocean toward Pohoiki. … [Read more...] about Kilauea lava flow slows in East Rift Zone
July 28, 2018 | NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA – New NASA satellite imagery captured a hot lava flow from fissure 8 of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. The flow from fissure 8 extends from the Leilani Estates to the Pacific Ocean — with main ocean entry points near Ahalanui. The imagery, from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection (ASTER) radiometer instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite, was taken on Wednesday, July 25th. Vegetation is shown in red, and clouds are white. Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano flowing to the Pacific Ocean, imaged July 25th by NASA’s Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection (ASTER) instrument. Vegetation shown in red, clouds in white and lava in yellow. (NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems/U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team) The hot lava flows detected by ASTER’s thermal infrared channels are overlaid in yellow. The image covers an area of 9.5 by 11.5 miles (15.3 by 18.6 … [Read more...] about NASA captures Satellite Image of Hawaii Volcano Lava Flow
Hawaii News By JOHN BURNETT Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Friday, July 27, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story USGS photo As of Thursday, the lava flow in the Ahalanui area remained about 500 feet from the Pohoiki boat ramp at Isaac Hale Beach Park, left of center. The active ocean entry is a few hundred yards east, to the right of this photograph. The southern edge of the lava flow front in Isaac Hale Beach Park appeared to have moved little, if at all, toward Pohoiki boat ramp on Thursday. According to geologist Janet Babb, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory spokeswoman, the lava remained about 500 feet from the ramp. ADVERTISING “The actual ocean entry was still a few hundred yards east of that flow edge,” Babb said. In the lower East Rift Zone, lava from fissure No. 8 between Wednesday night and Thursday morning “seemed sluggish, and the lava level in the channel was a bit lower than we’ve seen in recent days,” Babb said. A … [Read more...] about Lava flow appears ‘sluggish;’ D-SNAP benefits now available
COURTESY USGS A Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist stood Thursday on airborne lava fragments, such as Pele’s hair, that erupted from and deposited downwind of the fissure 8 vent. He was there to observe vent activity and to capture both thermal and video imagery of the pulsations occurring in the near-vent channel.COURTESY USGS Fissure 8 remains the main exit point of magma from Kilauea and could continue for months to years. The Kilauea eruption — which began May 3 and has destroyed more than 700 homes — “most likely” could continue for months to years. That’s the conclusion of a recent U.S. Geological Survey report prepared for Hawaii County Civil Defense. The authors said the sustained flow of magma from the summit so far leads them to believe it will be some time before the eruption ends. The range of duration is broad and remains unpredictable, scientists said Monday afternoon during a phone conference. The document, posted … [Read more...] about Lava flow from fissure 8 may go on for months or years