Lava streams from fissure 8 are still pouring into the ocean


Today’s Video of the Day from the U.S. Geological Survey features an aerial view of Kapoho, where lava from Kilauea’s fissure 8 continues to reshape the coastline of Hawaii’s Big Island. A lava delta, which is now over 250 acres in size, completely filled up the Kapoho Bay in just a matter of days.

The USGS has warned that gas emissions from fissure 8 have nearly doubled, as moderate tremors continue at the summit of the Kilauea volcano. Lava flows, which are now mainly directed toward the ocean entry point, have covered more than 5,000 acres and destroyed over 600 homes.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: U.S. Geological Survey