(BIVN) – Eruption of lava continued overnight in the area of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens, lighting up the night sky with a bright red glow.
According to the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory at 11:04 p.m. HST:
Fissure 22 continues to erupt lava that is flowing southeast to the coast and the lava ocean entry. Fountains at Fissures 6 and 13 feed lava into a channel that reached the coast yesterday forming a second ocean entry.
Fissures 7 and 21 are feeding a perched lava pond and pāhoehoe flow that has advanced eastward covering most of the area bounded by Leilani Blvd, Mohala St., and the fissure line. Fissure 17 continues weak spattering, while Fissures 19 and 23 are no longer active.
HVO field crews are on site tracking the fountains, lava flows, and spattering from multiple fissures as conditions allow and reporting information to Hawaii County Civil Defense.
Just before midnight, USGS posted an update saying “infrasound sensors in [Lower East Rift Zone] indicate significant fissure activity in the Leilani area, roughly around fissure 21 (Kaupili St and Leilani Ave).”