Fissure opens near Lanipuna Gardens, bringing total to 15

  • Aerial view from the Hawaii County Fire Department of fissure 15. The fissure cut across Pohoiki Road.
  • This map from Hawaii County Civil Defense shows the location of fissures (triangles) and roadblocks (squares) around Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens. A 15th fissure erupted Wednesday afternoon near Lanipuna.

A new volcanic fissure has erupted near the entrance to Lanipuna Gardens, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense.