Kilauea volcano lava flows continue to reshape Hawaii's Big Island • Earth.com

Last update: November 14th, 2019 at 11:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the U.S. Geological Survey, and shows the explosive activity of fissure 8 as it shoots lava up to 220 feet in the air. The powerful flow of Kilauea volcano lava from fissure 8, which has been growing for over a week, is reshaping the coastline as it continues to pour into the Kapoho Bay.

According to the USGS, lava has covered 7.7 square miles of the island since the Kilauea began violently erupting more than a month ago. Earthquake activity seems to be strengthening again after a 5.5 magnitude quake on Monday was followed by a 5.6 magnitude tremor early Tuesday.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

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