An eruption at Kilauea’s summit has sent ash into the air that might affect downwind communities.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s midday overflight on June 5, 2018, shows ongoing partial collapse of Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Video taken using a drone (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) near the upper lava channel from fissure 8 in Kilauea volcano’s lower East Rift Zone.
Virtually all of Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland were wiped out by lava Tuesday morning, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense.
The fissure fueling the lava flow that destroyed Kapoho and Vacationland shows signs of slowing down, while other fissures in Leilani Estates show signs of reawakening.
UPDATE 11 a.m. June 4: The county’s second highest-ranking official said there are people remaining in Kapoho who have refused to evacuate despite a large lava flow nearby.
Lava flow from fissure 8 enters Kapoho Bay, June 4, 2018.
Video from overflghts on June 3, 2018, and June 4, 2018, near Kapoho Bay.
Lava consumed dozens of additional homes and a beloved island destination Monday after the flow filled in Kapoho Bay and destroyed Champagne Ponds.
CORRECTION 3:45 p.m. June 3: