(BIVN) – A new map produced by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory charts the spots where surface lava activity persists on Kilauea volcano’s 61g flow.
Scientists say overnight web camera images indicate activity continues on the upper portion of the flow field, on the pali, and in scattered areas on the coastal plain. None of these flows poses any threat to nearby communities at this time, they say.
The June 26 breakout has been supplying the active surface flows on the coastal plain for the last two months, and was approximately 1.2 miles from the emergency access road Friday.
Surface breakouts also remain active over much of the upper flow field above the pali, USGS reports.
The lava delta is still growing larger at the Kamokuna ocean entry, although its possible it could break off into the sea at any time. Large cracks, some of which span the entire delta, continue to highlight instability and the possibility of a collapse, USGS says.
by Big Island Video News
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK - Scientists say surface lava flow activity persists on the upper portion of the flow field, on the pali, and in scattered areas on the coastal plain.