VIDEO: Lava nears Champagne Ponds in Kapoho Bay

This short video compilation shows conditions at Kapoho Bay during a helicopter overflight on June 4, 2018, around 6:15 a.m. HST and again around 1:38 p.m. HST.

By 6:15 a.m., lava from fissure 8 had entered the ocean for more than seven hours. The flow front was about a half-mile wide, with lava building a delta a few hundred yards into the bay.

The ocean entry sends a large laze plume into the air along the coastline.

In the second video, taken about seven hours later (around 1:38 p.m.), lava had nearly filled the shallow bay and was close to covering Champagne Ponds (right side of the screen, toward the end of the video) in the north part of Kapoho Bay.


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