KILAUEA VOLCANO, Hawaii – A new lava breakout started from the episode 61g vent on the east flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō Monday morning and was still active today.
Scientists with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory say the breakout, which started at 08:40 a.m., sent lava flows south and northeast, and poses no threat to nearby communities. The breakouts are limited to within about 500 meters, or 0.3 miles, of the episode 61g vent.
This above image was captured at 2:10 p.m. today using a webcam on Puʻu Halulu. The view looks southeast toward Puʻu ʻŌʻō, and can be seen in the light colored lava extending into the foreground. Scientists say this is the more-active, northeast branch of the breakout.
As of Tuesday morning the lava ocean entry at Kamokuna miles down slope was still active.