There are now three lava flows entering the ocean between Pohoiki Bay and MacKenzie State Park (Highway 137 mile markers 12 to 14).
Area residents watched and recorded video as Kilauea Volcano continued its fiery show, throwing lava several stories into the air and building cinder cones in Leilani Estates on Wednesday evening.
Fissure 7 is producing the largest amount of lava, according to USGS volcanologist Wendy Stovall. The flow is moving towards the east into Leilani Estates.
Meanwhile, sulfur dioxide and other gases form volcanic fog, otherwise known as vog.
Be aware of the laze hazard and stay away from any ocean plume.
The US Marine Corps said it has sent two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters from a base near Honolulu to help if more evacuations become necessary. "Every time we go back to see the damage, we notice that the earthquakes keep making the cracks wider and wider", said Hunt.
When methane is heated, it can seep into voids below the surface - in this case, the cracks on Kahukai Street in the residential area of Leilani Estates.
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However, authorities warned that if there is an underground build-up of the gas which is suddenly ignited, it can cause a powerful explosion, and toss chunks of rock several feet away, potentially injuring anybody it hits.
Blue flames are appearing in Hawaii following the eruption of the Kilauea volcano.
The middle portion of the fissure system has been described as the most active. The latest eruption happened Tuesday, Hawaii County's civil defense agency said, spewing toxic gas.
There continues to be intermittent explosions at the summit that have been sending plumes of ash into the sky. Small ash emissions occur more frequently.
Officials shut down Puna Geothermal shortly after the current eruption began.
Helicopter overflight of Kīlauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone shows the lava channel emerging from Fissure 22 (not visible, but to the center, far right of the image). The lava is flowing downhill, from right to left in the photo. Methane gas is a result of the lava burning plants and trees.
So far, more than 2,000 people have been evacuated from the area as almost two dozen fissures opened in the ground and lava slowly moved toward the sea.
In addition to the lava threatening homes and roads, it's also carving a fiery pathway toward the sea. The fountains were feeding channelized lava flows down to the coast.
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