Puʻu ʻŌʻō Eruption – Ocean Lava Entry

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Puʻu ʻŌʻō Eruption is still active and is flowing into the ocean entry at Kamokuna, where a small delta has begun to form. This Kamokuna ocean entry eruption started flowing into the ocean on July 26th, 2016 and continues to flow into the ocean today. NPS eruption crew estimates its dimensions are approximately 40 m wide by 100 m long (130 ft by 328 ft). At Puʻu ʻŌʻō, flows on the upper portion of the flow field that began on March 5, continues to advance downslope and produce surface flows above the pali. Small, short-lived breakouts have been reported on the coastal plain.

For current eruption and flow updates, see the USGS daily Kilauea update.

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