The lava coming from Hawaii’s Kilauea has traveled across acres of the island to its edge, where it entered the ocean and spilled over the island's edge to form new land.
The lava was taking up much of the coastline and has slowly been making its way to the Pohoiki boat ramp in Isaac Hale Park. As of Tuesday evening, the lava flow was less than a tenth of a mile from the boat ramp, according to the United States Geological Survey.
As the volcano’s activity has continued, more and more lava has spilled out of fissures and crossed the island. With each collapse event at the caldera of the volcano, more lava is pushed out to the fissures across the island, mainly Fissure 8.