UPDATE (12 p.m. HST on Sept. 24) – Scientists with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory had this update on Sunday: “A short-lived breakout on the cliff above the ocean entry delta that disrupted the ramp and produced a brief episode of firehose lava activity yesterday has reportedly subsided.”
(ORIGINAL POST) – Lava boat tours reported a new lava breakout at the Kamokuna ocean entry over the weekend.
Video and photos taken early Saturday morning by Lava Ocean Tours show how a new “large volume” lava river broke out “north of the previous firehose event”, providing a spectacular display for visitors to the ocean entry.
Scientists mentioned the new activity in Saturday morning’s Kiluaea activity update.
“The episode 61g flow is still active and entering the ocean at Kamokuna,” the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists wrote. “Firehose lava activity was reported this morning to have returned at the ocean entry delta.”
The flow does not pose a threat to nearby communities at this time, scientists say.