Lava Flows From Hawaii's Kīlauea Volcano

The current active lava flow (named “61g”) from Hawaii's Kīlauea Volcano began as an eruption in May, and has spent months making its way to the shoreline.  The flow reached the water in late July, and has now forged several entry points near near Kamokuna. The current flow is not a threat to any local communities, largely following previous lava flow paths. As geologists from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory track the progress of the flow, visitors have been making the hike, or taking sightseeing boats, to view the ocean entry of 61g. Kīlauea has been continuously erupting since January of 1983.

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