Finding safe lava viewing site proves challenging


Several lobes of fissure 8 lava are entering the ocean along a broad front, with the southwestern edge of the entry shown here. The southern margin of the lava flow was about 700 m (0.4 mi) from the Pohoiki boat ramp as of Wednesday morning.

Hawaii County officials say the “lava bomb” that fell through the roof of a tour boat Monday and injured 23 people highlights the hazards posed by the ongoing eruption.