New photos show why crowds are flocking to see lava
Thermal Imaging of Lava
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory released new photos of lava at Kilauea, which continues to attract crowds to view the lava entering the ocean.
About 450 people made the trek to a Hawaii County lava viewing point near Kaimu last night to view the current flow enter the ocean.
The lava is not threatening any homes or structures, but has been blasting steam from a point where it reaches the sea along the coast within the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, said John Drummond, acting administrator for Hawaii County Civil Defense.
The lava viewing area opens at 2 p.m., and closed at 10 p.m., Drummond said.
The photos released Wednesday on the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website, show the spread of lava along the coastal plain entering the ocean at numerous points. A thermal image shows the scattered pahoephoe lobes along the plain.