Lava from fissure 8 severs Highway 132, knocks out power, further isolates lower Puna

  • U.S. Geological Survey photo

    Fissure 8, which reactivated Monday afternoon and continued erupting Tuesday, produced lava fountains that reached heights of 200 feet and fed a lava flow that advanced to the northeast in lower Puna.

Lava crossed Highway 132 on Tuesday afternoon, isolating Puna Geothermal Venture and cutting off the last major road serving Kapoho and Vacationland.