Lava crosses Highway 137 and enters the ocean in lower Puna

  • Photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey Activity in the lower East Rift Zone ramped up overnight and this morning. During an overflight, HVO scientists observed a very active fissure 20. Channelized lava flows originating from a line of low fountains are moving to the east-southeast.
  • USGS map, May 19