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WATCH: Vigorous Lava Channels Continue to Flow from Kilauea Toward 2 Ocean Entry Points

The U.S. Geological Survey reported today that lava fountains from the Fissure 8 spatter cone at the Kīlauea Volcano Lower East Rift Zone continue to feed the established channel that transports lava to the ocean at the Kapoho coastline.

Seismicity at the summit increased overnight with 30 to 35 events per hour by daybreak. Several earthquakes were felt in the Volcano area. Inward slumping of the rim and walls of Halemaʻumaʻu continues in response to ongoing subsidence at the summit.

USGS captured vigorous lava channels during a morning overflight of the area on Tuesday.

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