Officials warn of falling ash after explosion at Kilauea summit

Hawaii volcano

Since the Kilauea volcanic eruption began on May 3, it's spewed 113.5 million cubic meters of lava onto Hawaii's Big Island, according to an estimate from the United States Geological Survey.

The USGS said fountaining from fissure 8 reached as high as about 200 feet Saturday, and there was some minor lava activity from fissures 16 and 18.

The lava is also flowing into the ocean, where it has created about 200 acres of new land, while also releasing unsafe gas plumes and causing explosions as the molten rock hits the cold water.

"This is the hottest lava we've seen during this eruption", Wendy Stovall, a scientist with USGS, on Hawaii News Now said.

PAHOA The mighty fissure 8 in Leilani Estates continued to make Hawaii island a little bigger Saturday, pumping lava that stayed for the most part in a stream-like channel exiting into the ocean about 8 miles away near the island's eastern tip.

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Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the eruption continues in the lower East Rift Zone. He told reporters on Monday that temblors are almost continuous at the summit and that gas emissions remain "very high".

The lava's entry into the ocean was also producing laze - a hazardous mix of acidic steam, hydrochloric acid gas and tiny shards of volcanic glass.

Meanwhile, officials said Fissure 8 continues to produce a large flow that is entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay and producing a large plume, KHON2 reported. Venturing too close to an ocean entry on land or the ocean exposes you to flying debris from sudden explosive interaction between lava and water. To date, the lava has destroyed more than 600 homes.

"Just a few days ago Kapoho Bay was a handsome vacation destination, filled with vacation homes, attractive beaches and clear water", Forbes wrote last week.

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