Fissure 8 Flow Continues
Fissure 8 continues to produce a large channelized flow that is entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay and producing a large laze plume, civil defense reported Sunday morning. Minor flows were overtopping the channel levees on saturday, but the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said no significant breakouts occurred.
The Kapoho ocean entry area continued to produce robust plumes, and USGS said “observers also noted vigorous convection taking place up to 0.9 miles offshore from the entry points.”
At 12:51 a.m. HST, USGS says another small explosion occurred at Kīlauea’s summit, which was of an equivalent Magnitude 5.4. The event widely felt in Volcano area, and “based on past events, minor ashfall may occur on the south part of the island,” scientists said.
Work continued on the Hope Services Hawaii micro-shelter project behind Sacred Heart Church in Pahoa on Saturday. Soldiers from the 230th Vertical Engineer Company, Hawaii Army National Guard, teamed up with local organizations to construct several micro-shelters for the displaced residents affected by the Puna lava flow.