Videographer Mick Kalber captured the lava coming into the ocean on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in an overflight offered by Paradise Helicopters.
Lava from the present Leilani Estates circulation on the Big Island of Hawai‘i reached the ocean late final evening. Two dozen fissures are issuing purple scorching liquid rock, which is coursing downhill, destroying properties, automobiles, roads… and the rest in her path. The fissures are actually beginning to settle right down to an space south of the PGV Geothermal plant. Here she is going to probably construct a vent that may feed flows all through the course of the eruption.
After crossing Highway 137, each a’a and pahoehoe flows poured over the sea cliffs in nice quantity simply south west of Pohoiki. Numerous fingers of lava have stretched towards the sea in a single day, masking many properties, and destroying some properties, whereas sliding by others. Dozens of properties have been destroyed since the eruption started almost three weeks in the past.
Although it started in Leilani and burned a number of properties there, she quickly established her vents beneath the subdivision with towering fountains, spatter cones feeding gigantic lava flows. So far, no deaths have been reported. First responders have evacuated a number of residents who had change into trapped by the fast-paced flows.
Pohoiki Road and Highway 137 have each been lined with lava, however Highway 132 continues to be open as of this writing. No lava is at the moment erupting in the Leilani Estates subdivision.
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