Lava flow from fissure 8 now entering ocean at Kapoho Bay • Earth.com

Last update: June 26th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day is from the U.S. Geological Survey. By 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, lava from the Kilauea volcano’s fissure 8 began pouring into Kapoho Bay on the eastern side of Hawaii’s Big Island.

The lava is forming a delta that stretches across several hundred yards of seawater. The wind is blowing massive plumes of hydrochloric acid and tiny shards of glass inland, and the public has been warned to avoid exposure.

The lava flow from fissure 8 is a half-mile wide and currently remains active.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

 

 

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