The Kilauea Volcano continues to create new problems as lava spreads across parts of Hawaii’s Big Island. Among the volcano’s many active cracks and lava streams, Fissure 8 not only continues to release waves of rapidly moving lava, but has become even more dangerous thanks to heightened ranges of splatter and lava balls that continue to fly into the air.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) provided an update on the Kilauea Volcano Saturday. Fountains of lava shot into the air from Fissure 8 reaching as high as 180 feet. The molten rock flowing from the fissure created small, intermittent overflows that only last for a short period of time. As is the case with the Kilauea volcano, new formations and objects appear due to lava cooling, hence the appearance of the accretionary lava ball.