(BIVN) – Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and from the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent on its East Rift Zone, sending lava to the sea miles downhill.
Geologists from the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported that the June 26 breakout on the episode 61g flow remains active at the flow front. “The flow has been slowly advancing along the eastern margin of the main episode 61g flow field, and this afternoon was approximately 1 km (0.6 miles) from the base of the pali and 2.2 km (1.4 miles) from the emergency access road,” the scientists reported.
This new map was published by the USGS and posted to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website on Monday.
Ariel photos gathered at the the lava ocean entry show what appears to be growing instability of the lava delta.
These flows do not pose any threat to nearby communities at this time, scientists say.